News & Announcements Archive


Italian Ecologies: Italo Calvino and the Biosphere of the Anthropocene

Italian Ecologies: Italo Calvino and the Biosphere of the Anthropocene. A lecture by Professor Serenella Iovino (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). March 26, Gilman 130G, 5:15 pm. When we imagine life in the Anthropocene, almost inevitably, images of faraway places appear: dead albatrosses on a Pacific island whose dying bodies are filled […]


Tournées Film Festival- February 26th – March 7th

From Feb. 26 to March 7, the 2019 Tournées Film Festival at JHU will bring six contemporary and classic French-language films to Hopkins’ Homewood Campus. This year’s screenings–all free and open to the public–include a rousing drama about political activism, a groundbreaking work of ethno-fiction, and important documentaries from masters of the form. The festival […]


What Do Emotions Have To Do With a Will? February 26, Gilman 130G, 5:15 pm

What Do Emotions Have To Do With a Will? The Last Testament of Aurelio Barbieri (Bologna, 1597). A lecture by Professor Monica Calabritto (The Graduate Center, CUNY). February 26, Gilman 130G, 5:15 pm. In 1588 Paolo Barbieri, a wealthy Bolognese aristocrat, brutally murdered his young wife, Isabella Caccianemici, stabbing her seven times. As she lay […]


Max Kade Center 2019 Undergraduate Summer Travel Grant: Deadline March 15, 2019

Max Kade Center 2019 Undergraduate Summer Travel Grant Deadline: March 15, 2019 The German Program, with the support of the Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought, is pleased to announce 10 Travel Grants in the amount of $1,200 to support summer study abroad (German language courses, seminars in other disciplines, internships) in Germany. Eligibility: […]


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) […]