Study English Literature and Creative Writing in the Heart of Rome
Studying English literature, though often overlooked as an indulgent pastime, is actually one of the best educations you can get. It lets you examine different world perspectives, forces you to use your imagination to flesh out beautiful, fictional worlds, and it lets you get into the minds of many different characters, and allows you to empathize with them. A degree in English literature can prepare you in a multitude of ways for a slew of different careers, not just prepare you to become a writer or an editor. One of the best and most inspiring places to study English literature is at John Cabot University, in the heart of Rome. Their Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation is world renowned and attracts literary stars like Joyce Carol Oates as writers in residency. Check out their blog post to see how you could embark on one of their summer sessions and soak up the sun and some great reading.
“Since being founded in 2009, the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation has developed into a wonderfully lush and thriving community of writers, translators, readers and all-around literature lovers to coalesce, collaborate and challenge each other. The institute has played host to many celebrate literary luminaries in their reading series, including Eliza Griswold, Jay Hopler and Edmund White.
In addition to that star-studded list, the institute also hosts up celebrated writers from around the world for their writer in residency program, among them being literary superstar Joyce Carol Oates.
The institute runs workshops in fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction, as well as in literary translation.”