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The Italian premiere of Rick Elice's acclaimed play "Peter and the Starcatcher" is currently being performed at Teatro Arciliuto, located inside Palazzo Chiovenda, an ancient sixteenth-century residence in Piazza di Montevecchio.

Rome is the common thread that unites each of our contributors. It is the place we all call home, whether it be a temporary one or a permanent one. It is a city filled with both endless inspiration and frustration, and many of the pieces in this edition of REMUS reflect just that.


Last year’s issue of Lit/Pub was about the slow return to a post-Covid world. This year, the initial theme was dreams – time to get on with it and think about the future.

Each semester, English Writing, Literature, and Publishing (EWLP) students at The American University of Rome embark on internships that offer immersive career experiences in various fields. Currently, EWLP students Nalu Gruschkus, Liliana Zimberg, and Marco Parolin are interning with journalist

The World War II Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial site in Italy covers 77 acres, rising in a gentle slope from a broad pool with an island and cenotaph flanked by groups of Italian cypress trees.

As yet another academic year comes to a bittersweet end, we present to you the fourteenth edition of REMUS.

"When I found out about my father’s diagnosis, my first impulse was to light up,” Nalu Gruschkus writes in the opening line of Abnormal Whites and Excessive Blues, her striking piece about her father’s cancer and her own addiction to smoking.

English Writing, Literature, and Publishing are proud to release the 13th/Spring 22 issue of Remus to celebrate the creativity of our students at The American University of Rome (many from the graduating class of 2022).

It has been an especially good year for Literary Editing and Publishing (Eng 305). Once in a while, you are blessed with a special class. This year I had an all-women team, which perhaps explains the quality of the work and the collegial spirit that was there from the start.

While working on a chapter for the recently published The Italian Legacy in Philadelphia: History, Culture, People, and Ideas (Temple University Press, Sept 2021), Professor Colletta discovered new information about one of the residents eternally resting in the so-called