News & Announcements Archive


Professor Anne Eakin Moss Receives 2019 Discovery Award

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/


Remembering Dick Macksey

Richard Macksey, co-founder of the Humanities Center, passed away in July. Professor Emeritus Neil Hertz reflects on the life of his former colleague.


In Memoriam: Richard A. Macksey

In Memoriam: Richard A. Macksey
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, […]


Satoru Hashimoto to Join the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature

Satoru Hashimoto to Join the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature
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, […]


Lisa Siraganian to Join the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature as the J. R. Herbert Boone Chair in Humanities

Lisa Siraganian to Join the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature as the J. R. Herbert Boone Chair in Humanities
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 […]


New Graduate Program Handbook

The Department of Comparative Thought and Literature has recently revised its Graduate Program detailed in the new Handbook.


Ways of Reading: Beyond, Beneath, and Beside Theory

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).


Faculty Search

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 […]