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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

For decades we have all been hearing about the demise of English departments, but the Bachelor's degree program in English Writing, Literature, and Publishing (EWLP) at The American University of Rome (AUR) continues to buck this trend and has become one of the fastest-growing majors at AUR.

AUR congratulates Professor Andrea di Robilant on the upcoming publication of the new book entitled Face to Face: the Photographs of Camilla McGrath, detailing the life and work of the eponymous Italian-American photographer. Di Ro

Professor Lisa Colletta, Director of the English Writing, Literature, and Publishing Program has written a chapter, “Isherwood as Travel Writer,” in the new book Isherwood in Transit, p

The Today Show invited New York TImes bestselling author Brad Thor to choose his five must-read books for the end of the summer.

Many years ago J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series had reinforced and expanded tremendously this market, demonstrating that children and young adults were quite willing to follow engaging narratives even as book length soared, with each installment, well into the hundreds of pages.

In April 2018, I began my internship at Romeing, an English-language magazine for expats and tourists in Rome. Romeing updates locals and visitors on a wide range of activities in Rome, from restaurant openings, to concerts, to museum exhibitions.

​The American University of Rome is pleased to announce a partnership with Umanism and 369gradi to help bring the Italian and American Playwrights Project (IAPP) to Rome. Establishing institutional and cultural links across the Atlantic, the Project fosters an exchange between contemporary Italian and American playwrights by bringing together authors, producers, and audiences and supporting theatrical performances that cultivates an open dialogue between artists in Italy and the United States.

EmoryEach semester, a host of U.S. study abroad students arrive at AUR’s beautiful Rome campus to experience Italian culture and enrich their studies.

Dr. Lisa Colletta, Professor of English and Dean of Academic Affairs, has just published The Legacy of the Grand Tour: New Essays in Travel, Literature, and Culture. The book examines the ways in which the legacy of the Grand Tour is still evident in works of travel and literature.