News & Announcements Archive


Translating Italian Ecocinema: A Collaborative Project

In the spring of 2017, I designed a new undergraduate film class as part of my research in environmental humanities: Ecocinema: Framing Italy’s Environmental Crisis. I assembled a substantial collection of Italian films dealing with environmental issues from the 1960s to the present, but, as usual, I had to exclude several good films because they […]


Gendered Mobilities on Italian Screens: Nov. 26

Gendered Mobilities on Italian Screens: Nation, Migration, and Biopolitics. A lecture by Professor Aine O’Healy (Loyola Marymount). November 26, 2018 | Gilman 479, 5:15 pm. Since the early 21st century Italian filmmakers have increasingly concerned themselves with narratives of female migration both from the former Eastern bloc and the global South. Investigating cinematic stories of immigration […]


Female Collusion in the Decameron: November 14

Female Collusion in the Decameron: Reflection on Power, Knowledge, and Truth. A lecture by Professor Marilyn Migiel (Cornell University). November 14, 2018 | Gilman 479, 5:15pm Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron offers four novellas that involve female collusion. In this paper, I focus on the first of these, Dioneo’s story about the wife of Mazzeo della Montagna. Setting the baseline for […]


Apply to Graduate-Level Hebrew and Yiddish Program

The Hebrew and Yiddish subdivision of the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures is now considering applications for graduate-level study in Jewish languages and literatures, beginning fall 2019. When applying, all candidates are asked (for administrative purposes only) to select “German” on the JHU graduate admissions portal. Application deadline: January 15, 2019. For […]


Noa Steimatsky to lecture on Cinecittà film studios

Noa Steimatsky, professor of film history at Sarah Lawrence College and author of Italian Locations (U Minnesota, 2008) and the award-winning The Face on Film (Oxford, 2017), will present a talk on new research about the troubling history of the Cinecittà film studios during and immediately after World War II. Her research powerfully speaks to the intersections of race and representation, transnational history and cinema theory. This lecture is co-sponsored by The […]


Films You Can’t See Anywhere Else

The Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures, in partnership with the Center for Advanced Media Studies; the Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality; the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute; and the JHU-MICA Film Center presents: “Films You Can’t See Anywhere Else” A double-feature screening of O Babado da Toinha (Brazil, 2014) […]


Study Abroad in Cape Verde for Intersession 2019

Apply now for 2019 Intersession study abroad in Cape Verde: Service Learning & Luso-African Society. Students will earn 3 credits as they study in Cape Verde from Jan. 6-25. Applications are due Oct. 1. Apply on the Study Abroad website.


Spanish Program Fall Lecture Series

The Spanish Program in the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures presents its fall lecture series, which includes talks from established and emerging scholars from across the United States and England. Please join us! Monday, Sept. 24: Álvaro Santana Acuña (Whitman College), “One Hundred Years of Solitude: The Making of a Global Literary […]


Portuguese Program Speaker Series Featuring Betty Milan

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Join us from 2-3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 for “Diaspora, Psychoanalysis, and Literature in Brazil” with Betty Milan. The event will take place in Mergenthaler 266 and refreshments will be served.