News & Announcements Archive

April 4, 2016

April 8: Roland Barthes, To Write: An Intransitive Verb?

Friday, April 8: To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of essayist, critic, and writer Roland Barthes, who attended the interdisciplinary 1966 conference held at Johns Hopkins on “The Languages of Criticism and the Science of Man,” the Centre Louis Marin and the French section of the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures are […]


March 24, 2016

Portuguese and PLAS Lunch and Learn

Join us Monday, March 28, at noon in the Sherwood Room in Levering Hall for pizza and brigadeiro (Brazilian dessert) to learn all that the Portuguese Program and the Program in Latin American Studies have to offer. Bring a friend! RSVP to cjefferson@jhu.edu.


March 23, 2016

Hopkins Summer Brazil Study Abroad Program

Deadline to apply is April 1. This summer improve your Portuguese language skills in an intensive program and learn about Brazilian culture in the exhilarating metropolis of Rio de Janeiro! The program is based at IBEU in the beautiful area of Copacabana Beach.


March 23, 2016

April 4-8: Brazil Film Week

The Portuguese Program and the Program in Latin American Studies present Exhibition: Cinema and Human Rights in the Southern Hemisphere. Please join us for a special viewing of these acclaimed short films, followed by a discussion and Q&A session. Refreshments will be served. April 4, 12-2:30 p.m.: “Que Bom te Ver Viva” in Sherwood Room, […]


March 9, 2016

Else Lasker-Schueler Conference

March 31-April 2, 2016, Gilman 388 International Conference: “Avant-garde revisited: Else-Lasker Schüler”


January 22, 2016

Prof. Egginton Publishes New Book on Cervantes

the man who invented fiction book cover

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.