Prof. Yi-Ping Ong’s book The Art of Being: Poetics of the Novel and Existentialist Philosophy has received honorable mention for the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize, presented by Harvard University Press for an outstanding first book across the arts and sciences. The Art of Being will appear in the fall of 2018.
News & Announcements Archive
The Department of Comparative Thought and Literature at Johns Hopkins University searches for a tenure-track assistant professor, with an anticipated start date on July 1, 2019. We are looking to hire a promising scholar and teacher with a focus at the intersection of comparative literature, philosophy, and aesthetics in Africa, the Middle East, South East […]
It is with great sadness that the Departments of Comparative Thought and Literature, Anthropology, and Philosophy announce the passing of Professor Stanley Cavell, who has been a major influence on the scholarship and teaching of faculty and students at Johns Hopkins. In April 2011, a daylong conference took place in his honor and presence on […]
The Department of Comparative Thought and Literature is pleased to announce that Philip Fisher, Felice Crowl Reid Professor of English at Harvard University, will join the department as an Associate from Fall 2018 to Spring 2021.
As of January 1, 2018, the name of the Humanities Center will be the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature. The new name recognizes the department’s ongoing commitment to serious interdisciplinary study, with a focus on questions at the intersection of literature, philosophy, and aesthetics.
Hent de Vries has been appointed as the 2018 Titulaire de la Chaire de Métaphysique Etienne Gilson at the Institut Catholique in Paris. In that capacity, he will present six public lectures in March 2018, which will be published by the Presses Universitaires de France.
The Humanities Center congratulates Michael Fried on his being honored by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. Professor Fried has been named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of his significant contributions to furthering the arts and literature in France and throughout the world.