Department of English Language and Literature

A Letter from the Chair of English Language and Literature

Welcome to the Department of English Language and Literature at John Cabot University, an American university in the heart of Rome. Studying English or Creative Writing in Rome offers students the unique opportunity to explore a culture that has influenced writers of literature in English for centuries and to observe English language and literature from within another culture.

The English Language and Literature Department at JCU offers a Major in English literature, minors in both English literature and Creative Writing, a wide variety of composition and literature courses in service to the university's general education curriculum, and many courses that students visiting John Cabot University will find useful for transferring back to their home institutions. Courses offered by the department range from introductory courses and surveys of American and English literature to advanced courses focused on individual authors, literary genre, theory, historical periods, and national literatures. The department also offers Creative Writing workshops in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and the art of literary translation.

Students taking courses in the English Department will find a renowned international faculty with advanced degrees from world-class institutions, including Oxford University, Yale University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Jordan, and the University of Rome "La Sapienza," among others. The Department of English is also the home to the university's English Language for University Study (ENLUS) Program that prepares non-native English speakers to succeed in academic work and the Writing Center that helps students from across the university to improve their writing skills.

Please feel free to contact me via the e-mail address below if you have any questions about English language and literature at John Cabot University.

Carlos Dews
[email protected]
Chair, Department of English Language and Literature

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