Modern Languages and Literature News

Italy Beyond Stereotypes: Alumna Amanda Rose Bush

Italy Beyond Stereotypes: Alumna Amanda Rose Bush

Born and raised in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Amanda Rose Bush graduated from JCU with a B.A. in Italian Studies in 2010. She went on to earn an M.A. in Italian Studies at New York University and a Ph.D. in the same field at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is currently Coordinator of Lower Division Italian.

Found in Translation: Italian Professor Berenice Cocciolillo

Found in Translation: Italian Professor Berenice Cocciolillo

Berenice Cocciolillo has been living in Rome since 1990 and teaching at JCU since 1992. In addition to teaching Italian and translation, Professor Cocciolillo is JCU’s Director of Web Communications.

JCU Mourns Loss of Professor Emeritus Fiorenza Di Franco

JCU Mourns Loss of Professor Emeritus Fiorenza Di Franco

It is with deep regret that John Cabot University announces the recent passing of beloved Professor Emeritus of Theater and Italian Literature, Fiorenza Di Franco.

Meet Political Science Student Katarina Djorovic

Meet Political Science Student Katarina Djorovic

Katarina Djorovic is a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Business Administration, Communications, and Italian Studies. She is a recipient of the Marija Govedarica Memorial Scholarship.

Professor Bertini-Bezzi Presents Paper at Canadian Association for Italian Studies Conference

Professor Bertini-Bezzi Presents Paper at Canadian Association for Italian Studies Conference

Italian Professor Ada Bertini Bezzi presented a paper called "Blended Learning: Strategie e criticità vissute sul campo" (Blended Learning: Strategies and Critical Issues from the Field) at the 2021 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Italian Studies, held online on June 4, 5, 11, and 12, 2021.

Thinking Like an Italian: Alumnus Joseph Fontana

Thinking Like an Italian: Alumnus Joseph Fontana

Alumnus Joseph Fontana, who grew up on Long Island, New York, graduated from John Cabot University in 2020 with a degree in Italian Studies.

A Riveder le Stelle: Dante in the 21st Century 

A Riveder le Stelle: Dante in the 21st Century 

On the occasion of the 700th anniversary of poet Dante Alighieri’s death (1265-1321), JCU’s Modern Languages and Literature Department and English Language and Literature Department organized the online event “Dante in the 21st Century,” on April 7, 2021.

In Praise of Lifelong Learning: Alumnus John Caudill

In Praise of Lifelong Learning: Alumnus John Caudill

After a successful career as a dentist in the U.S. Airforce and Public Health Service, John Caudill enrolled at John Cabot University, where he majored in Italian Studies and minored in Art History and Classical Studies. 

Exploring Language, Culture, and Identity: Meet Alumna Diedré Blake

Exploring Language, Culture, and Identity: Meet Alumna Diedré Blake

Class of 2014 alumna Diedré Blake, who majored in Italian Studies and minored in Creative Writing, is currently working in Japan in the field of language acquisition.

John Cabot University Participates in Virtual Flashmob in Honor of Dante 

John Cabot University Participates in Virtual Flashmob in Honor of Dante 

The John Cabot University Departments of English Language and Literature and Modern Languages and Literature participated in a virtual flashmob in celebration of Dantedì, for the 700th anniversary of the death of the renowned medieval poet.

Giuseppe Gioachino Belli’s Poetry: A Critical Introduction from Belli’s Sonnets

Giuseppe Gioachino Belli’s Poetry: A Critical Introduction from Belli’s Sonnets

John Cabot University welcomed Professor Pietro Gibellini, Franco Onorati,and Michael Sullivan for an evening dedicated to Giuseppe Gioachino Belli.

JCU Presents The Sour Fruit: Lord Byron, Love & Sex by Vincenzo Patanè

JCU Presents The Sour Fruit: Lord Byron, Love & Sex by Vincenzo Patanè

John Cabot University hosted a presentation of "The Sour Fruit: Lord Byron, Love & Sex" by Vincenzo Patanè, edited by Professor James R. Schwarten.

Serious Comedy: Professor Nathan Tarcov on Boccaccio’s Decameron

Serious Comedy: Professor Nathan Tarcov on Boccaccio’s Decameron

JCU hosted an event called Serious comedy: a discussion and performance of three classic tales by Boccaccio, with Professor Nathan Tarcov and the Teatro Rigodon in Rome on September 19, 2019.

Cinema as a Tool to Change Society: Alessio Cremonini on “Sulla mia Pelle”

Cinema as a Tool to Change Society: Alessio Cremonini on “Sulla mia Pelle”

The Department of Modern Languages and Literature and the Department of Communications and Media Studies invited director Alessio Cremonini to discuss his film "Sulla mia pelle, which was screened at John Cabot University on June 24, 2019.

Vivere è scrivere: JCU Presents Visual Biography of Giorgio Bassani

Vivere è scrivere: JCU Presents Visual Biography of Giorgio Bassani

On May 28, 2019, John Cabot University had the honor of presenting Vivere è scrivere. Una biografia visive di Giorgio Bassani (Living is Writing. A Visual Biography of Giorgio Bassani), recently published by Edisai edizioni in Ferrara, Italy.