News & Announcements Archive

January 22, 2016

Prof. Egginton Publishes New Book on Cervantes

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The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World explores Cervantes’ life and the world he lived in, showing how his influences converged in his work, and how his work—especially Don Quixote—radically changed the nature of literature and created a new way of viewing the world. Finally, it explains how that worldview went on to infiltrate art, politics, and science, and how the world today would be unthinkable without it.


December 15, 2015

Neta Stahl Awarded Fellowship

Congratulations to Neta Stahl, who has been awarded an NEH fellowship for her project “Conceptions of the Divine in 20th-Century Hebrew Literature.”


November 16, 2015

Recap of the Brazil Symposium

See photos and videos from the JHU Focus on Brazil Symposium, held November 9-10, 2015.


October 29, 2015

Nov. 9-10: Brazil in Focus: Brazilians, Culture, & Politics

Join the Portuguese Language Program for this free, two-day interdisciplinary event. Click to learn more.


October 27, 2015

Realism Bites: German Graduate Conference

Join the German graduate students on November 6-7 for the eighth bi-annual conference, titled Realism Bites: Disruptive Realisms in Modernity.


October 13, 2015

François Bon to Spend Week in Residence

Oct. 28-Nov. 3: Creative writer, multi-media artist, and digital activist François Bon spends a week in residence in the French section of GRLL. The author will conduct a five-part creative writing workshop (see times and locations here), take part in a roundtable on the book and the writer’s craft in the digital age (Oct. 29), perform selections from _Rock ‘n Roll: Un portrait de Led Zeppelin_ (Nov. 1), and screen and discuss the film _Paysage fer_ (Nov. 3). View the flier.


October 7, 2015

Authority & Authorship: French Graduate Conference

Oct. 23-24: Join the French graduate students for their bi-annual conference, Authority & Authorship, featuring keynote speaker Joan DeJean. Click to learn more.


August 25, 2015

Intersession Program in Brazil: Portuguese Practical Conversation

Join the Portuguese Program in Brazil from January 2-23, 2016, for an amazing experience! Improve your Portuguese conversational and speaking skills in the exhilarating metropolis of Rio de Janeiro! Click to learn more.


August 17, 2015

Deadline Extended: German Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

The German Graduate Student Conference will take place November 6-7, 2015: “Realism Bites: Disruptive Realisms in Modernity.” This call for paper invites submissions from a wide variety of disciplines that discuss competing aesthetic strategies. Please submit abstracts by August 28.


July 27, 2015

New Media Literacy Subdivision Announced

The Media Literacy subdivision of the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures is dedicated to the study of evolving cultures of literacy—from manuscripts and the material history of the book to performance, film, and emerging digital cultures—that each call for singular modes of readerly or spectatorial engagement.