Professor Anne Eakin Moss’s team has been chosen to receive a 2019 Johns Hopkins Discovery Award for their proposal, “Invitation to the Masses: The Russian and Iranian Revolutions and their Arts of Persuasion.” Her team includes Professors Niloofar Haeri (KSAS) and Narges Bajoghli (SAIS). Details on awardees can be found here: https://research.jhu.edu/major-initiatives/discovery-awards/2019-awardees/
News & Announcements Archive
Richard Macksey, co-founder of the Humanities Center, passed away in July. Professor Emeritus Neil Hertz reflects on the life of his former colleague.
Professor Richard (“Dick”) Macksey, Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, died on July 22, 2019, at an assisted living facility in Baltimore County, following complications from an illness. He was 87. Co-founder in 1966 of the Humanities Center, now known as the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature, and Director of the Center for over twelve years, […]
The Department of Comparative Thought and Literature is pleased to announce that Satoru Hashimoto will join the faculty as Assistant Professor on July 1, 2019. Prior to his appointment at Hopkins, Professor Hashimoto was an Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park. In 2014-15, […]
The Department of Comparative Thought and Literature is pleased to announce that Lisa Siraganian will join the faculty as the J. R. Herbert Boone Chair in Humanities, effective July 1, 2019. Prior to her arrival at Hopkins, Professor Siraganian was the Ruth Collins Altshuler Director of the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute and an Associate Professor […]
The Department of Comparative Thought and Literature is pleased to announce that Frances Ferguson, Ann L. and Lawrence B. Buttenwieser Professor of English at the University of Chicago, will join the department as an Associate from fall 2019 to Spring 2022.
The Department of Comparative Thought and Literature has recently revised its Graduate Program detailed in the new Handbook.
The Graduate Students of the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature at Johns Hopkins University are proud to announce their bi-annual conference on February 22 and 23, 2019. We are pleased to host keynote speakers Heather Love (Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania) and Bernie Rhie (Associate Professor of English, Williams College).
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.
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 […]