A Short Analysis of Ezra Pound’s ‘In a Station of the Metro’ — Interesting Literature

A critical reading of a classic Imagist poem ‘In a Station of the Metro’, written by Ezra Pound in 1913, is the Imagist poem par excellence. In just two lines, Pound distils the entire manifesto for Imagism into a vivid piece of poetry, what T. E. Hulme had earlier called ‘dry, hard, classical verse’. But […]

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JCU Offers Graduate Courses in Creative Writing (Summer 2016)


If you have been thinking about studying creative writing and have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, then why not study with us in Rome this summer?  John Cabot University in agreement with American University will be offering four graduate courses in creative writing during the Summer Institute.  This summer’s offerings are:

  • CW 550 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction
  • CW 554 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry
  • CW 558 The Art of Literary Translation
  • EN 585 Advanced Creative Writing and Literature: How to Read Like a Writer

Courses will be taught by professors from both JCU and American University.  They include poet David Keplinger, author Elizabeth Geoghegan, and poet and translator Elena Buia Rutt. Please, visit the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation to learn more about these courses.

Jan 2016 | Upcoming MFA Creative Writing Program Deadlines

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Thinking of applying to an MFA in Creative Writing program next year?  Well, the deadlines begin as early as January 1st! So, now is the time to prepare (if you haven’t started already): get those recommendation letters together, polish up your written submission, give yourself a hug and cross your fingers as soon as you’ve put the application in the mail or hit the Submit button if applying online.

If you do not yet have a specific program in mind, then check out the Poets & Writers’ MFA Programs Database. There you will find not only a listing of upcoming deadlines, but also information on each program’s core faculty, program size, residency level (low, full), genre focus, and contact information.

Programs with 1/1/2016 Deadlines:

  • Arizona State University
  • Stony Brook Southampton
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of Missouri, Columbia (MFA & PhD)
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • University of North Texas (MFA & PhD)
  • University of North Texas
  • University of South Florida

Good Luck & Happy Writing!

2016 Summer Institute’s Writer in Residence: Susan Minot

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Author Susan Minot has been confirmed as the 2016 Writer in Residence for John Cabot University’s Institute of Creative Writing and Literary Translation’s Summer Institute.  Minot will be in residence from June 15-23.

Susan Minot is an award-winning novelist, short-story writer, poet, and screenwriter. Her first novel, Monkeys, was published in a dozen countries and won the Prix Femina Étranger in France. Her novel Evening was a worldwide best seller and became a major motion picture. She wrote the screenplay for Bernardo Bertolucci’s Stealing Beauty. Her most recent book is Thirty Girls, a novel set in Kenya and Uganda. She teaches in New York City where she lives with her daughter.

To learn more about the 2016 Summer Institute, click the following link to visit our official website: Institute of Creative Writing and Literary Translation

Interested in Studying English Literature? Read 3 Reasons to Do So in Rome

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From the article “3 Reasons to Study English Literature in Rome” by JCU Admissions;

English literature is a challenging area of study that encourages students to develop advanced critical thinking, communication, analysis, and research skills. English lit students go on to apply these skills in a wide range of career paths including journalism, law, teaching, politics, publishing, arts and media, and business.

It’s no surprise that the professional applications of an English Literature degree are so diverse and wide-reaching. Students explore the historical and cultural contexts of each text they study, analyzing themes and connections, and debating those ideas with peers and professors. And at John Cabot University, English lit students examine works from the Anglo-Saxon period (about 410 – 1066), all the way up to the 21st century! (Read More…)