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Professor James Schwarten Translates Essay and Play by Dacia Maraini

Professor James Schwarten Translates Essay and Play by Dacia Maraini

JCU Italian Studies Professor James Schwarten translated an essay and a one-act play from Dacia Maraini's Sulla Mafia: Piccole Riflessioni Personali

Donkey See, Donkey Do and Extravagant Stranger: New Books by Professor Connelly

Donkey See, Donkey Do and Extravagant Stranger: New Books by Professor Connelly

Born in Essex, south-east England, Professor Connelly has spent much of his adult life being educated in Italy, India, Bangladesh, the USA, Scotland, and China.

A Degree Earned in Full: Communications Major Lydia Smith

A Degree Earned in Full: Communications Major Lydia Smith

Hailing from Sacramento, California, Lydia Smith is a graduating senior at John Cabot University. Majoring in Communications, with a minor in Creative Writing, she has been very active in campus life. She is the Vice President of Theatre Society, Managing Editor of 'The Matthew' newspaper, and Secretary of The Fashion Club.

JCU and The English Theatre of Rome Present The Glass Menagerie

JCU and The English Theatre of Rome Present The Glass Menagerie

John Cabot University's Italy Reads Program , in collaboration with The English Theatre of Rome, presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams.

Poetry Reading: Aidan Fadden & Daniel Roy Connelly

Poetry Reading: Aidan Fadden & Daniel Roy Connelly

Aidan Fadden is a freelance editor, translator, and literary reviewer. A widely published poet and playwright, Daniel Roy Connelly lived in India, Bangladesh, the USA, Scotland, and China, before starting to teach at JCU.

JCU Professor and Students Provide Image Palette for William Kentridge’s “Triumphs and Laments”

JCU Professor and Students Provide Image Palette for William Kentridge’s “Triumphs and Laments”

Rome's great new work of contemporary art was inaugurated on April 21, 2016.

Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” Presented by JCU Theater Society

Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” Presented by JCU Theater Society

The John Cabot University Theater Society will perform the entirely student-directed production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap on March 22 and 23 at 7pm in the Aula Magna Regina.

Dacia Maraini Presents her Book “Extravagance and Three Other Plays”

Dacia Maraini Presents her Book “Extravagance and Three Other Plays”

On February 2, 2016 the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation together with the Department of Modern Languages and Literature welcomed celebrated Italian author Dacia Maraini to present her book Extravagance and Three Other Plays, recently published by JCU Press.

Congratulations Winners of Italy Writes 2015

Congratulations Winners of Italy Writes 2015

John Cabot University and the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation, together with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, are honored to present the winners of the 4th Annual Italy Writes Creative Writing Competition. We thank all high school students and their teachers for their participation.

John Cabot University Press Announces Publication of “Extravagance and Three Other Plays” by Dacia Maraini

John Cabot University Press Announces Publication of “Extravagance and Three Other Plays” by Dacia Maraini

A book presentation with Dacia Maraini and James Schwarten is planned for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Professor Daniel Roy Connelly Wins Cúirt New Writing Prize for Poetry

Professor Daniel Roy Connelly Wins Cúirt New Writing Prize for Poetry

English Language and Literature and Theater Professor Daniel Roy Connelly has won the 2015 Cúirt New Writing Daniel Roy ConnellyPrize for poetry.

Professor Daniel Roy Connelly Selected as Finalist for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

Professor Daniel Roy Connelly Selected as Finalist for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

English Language and Literature and Theater Professor Daniel Roy Connelly has been selected as one of 60 finalists in the international Aesthetica Creative Writing Award that attracted thousands of entries from writers across the world.

JCU Holds Annual Student Leadership Training Day

JCU Holds Annual Student Leadership Training Day

On Friday, January 23, 2015, John Cabot University held its annual training session for student leaders.

Professor Daniel Roy Connelly Awarded First Prize in Poetry Festival

Professor Daniel Roy Connelly Awarded First Prize in Poetry Festival

Dr. Daniel Roy Connelly, adjunct assistant professor of English literature and theater, was named recipient of First Prize in the annual Fermoy International Poetry Festival, based in County Cork in the Republic of Ireland.

Theater Society’s First Production, Some…Noises Off a Great Success

Theater Society’s First Production, Some…Noises Off a Great Success

On March 12th the JCU Theater Society performed their inaugural production, "Some...Noises Off," an adaptation of the acclaimed comedy by Michael Frayn.