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 […]
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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 […]
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.