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Leonardo Lisi discusses Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People in relation to COVID-19 on the show ‘Public Health On Call’

In a conversation with Dr. Josh Sharfstein on the Podcast “Public Health On Call,” Leonardo Lisi discusses Henrik Ibsen’s 1882 play An Enemy of the People in connection with the current pandemic.

Doctoral candidate Jacob Levi has been named a winner of the 2020 Translation Prize of the French-American Society

Doctoral candidate Jacob Levi has been named a winner of the 2020 Translation Prize of the French-American Society for his co-translation of Marc Crépon’s Murderous Consent: On the Accomodation of Violent Death, published by […]

“Newborn Imitation: The Stakes of a Controversy” by Ruth Leys, Professor Emerita of the Humanities in the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature

“Newborn Imitation: The Stakes of a Controversy” by Ruth Leys, Professor Emerita of the Humanities in the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature

Newborn imitation has recently become the focus of a major controversy in the human sciences. New studies have reexamined the evidence and found it wanting. Imitation has been regarded as […]

Marva Philip receives Graduate Representative Organization Rachel S. Core Award

Marva Philip receives Graduate Representative Organization Rachel S. Core Award

Each year, the GRO solicits nominations from graduate students for members of the Hopkins community who have “demonstrated outstanding service” on behalf of graduate students on the Homewood campus. This […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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).

Yi-Ping Ong Awarded Honorable Mention, Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize, for First Book

Yi-Ping Ong Awarded Honorable Mention, Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize, for First Book

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 […]