Before we had access to the wealth of information we have now with the internet, reading literature was the primary way that we learned about different cultures, using our imagination to assume roles of different characters and becoming inspired by unique ideas and turns of phrase.
Fortunately, literature still holds all of that allure and more. Studying English literature is one of the most rewarding educations one can pursue, because it helps us think outside the box, encouraging creative and critical thought. John Cabot University’s English literature program is a perfect place to receive such an education in Europe, and you’re about to see why.
English Literature in Rome?
When you study abroad in Italy at John Cabot University, you will discover one of the best opportunities for learning about literature in the world, with an excellent degree program and a renowned Summer Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation.
Not only is JCU located in an inspirational city, but as an English-language university in Italy, it is also home to one of the best writing institutes that Europe has to offer.
Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation
Since being founded in 2009, the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation has developed into a thriving community of writers, translators, readers and all-around literature lovers, who come together, collaborate and challenge each other. The institute has hosted celebrated writers from around the world for its writer-in-residency program, among them literary superstars Joyce Carol Oates, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Billy Collins.
The Institute’s reading series has also played host to many talented literary luminaries, including Eliza Griswold, Jay Hopler and Edmund White. It regularly runs workshops in fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction, as well as in literary translation. Against the backdrop of John Cabot University’s vibrant international student community, the Institute is an ideal spot for students do some serious soul-searching while immersing themselves in their craft.
If you are interested in study abroad in Rome at John Cabot University, the good news is anyone interested in participating in a Creative Writing workshop or taking courses in Literary Translation can participate in the Institute’s summer session. Just apply as a regular student for the first summer session (Session I), and sign up for at least one of the writing or translation courses that are offered. The courses are taught by exceptionally knowledgeable and world renowned faculty, and the summer session attracts incredible visiting lecturers. The cost is the same as taking a regular summer session, but you’ll get to study what you love in a magical city that’s sure to inspire you.
To get more information on studying English Literature and Creative Writing at John Cabot University in the summer, check out our website.