News & Announcements Archive


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 […]


In Memoriam: Stanley Cavell

In Memoriam: Stanley Cavell
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 […]


Humanities Center Becomes Department of Comparative Thought and Literature

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.