News & Announcements Archive


“Sex Changes with Kleist” by Professor Katrin Pahl

Professor Pahl’s new book Sex Changes with Kleist analyzes how the dramatist and poet Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811) responded to a change in the conception of sex and gender that occurred between 1790 and 1810.


Dr. Richard Macksey (1931-2019)

The Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures shares its deep regret and sympathy upon the loss of Dr. Richard Macksey (1931-2019), for decades a guiding light in the study of languages, literature, and film at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Macksey had defended his Ph.D. thesis, written in French, in 1957 at Hopkins, where the […]


Congratulations to Professor Samuel Spinner!

Congratulations to Professor Samuel Spinner who was awarded a fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.  Professor Spinner will be on research leave in AY 2019-20 at the Mandel Center beginning work on his new book project, Museums of Words: Holocaust Museums and Literature.


Recruitment underway for Lecturer in Spanish

The Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures at the Johns Hopkins University seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer to teach undergraduate courses in the Spanish Language Program beginning Fall 2019. Candidates should ideally have the following qualifications: M.A. required, PhD desirable with a concentration in Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics or Foreign Language […]


Congratulations to Professor Katrin Pahl!

Congratulations to Professor Katrin Pahl who was awarded a senior fellowship at the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM) in Weimar for the summer semester 2019.


Spanish Program Spring Lecture Series

The Spanish Program in the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures presents its spring lecture series, which includes talks from a number of established scholars. All lectures are free and open to the public. Please join us! Tuesday, April 2: L. Elena Delgado (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), “Conflicting Emotions and Flagged Nationalism: Spain […]


Max Kade 2019 Undergraduate Summer Travel Grant: Deadline Extended to 3/27/19

Max Kade Center 2019 Undergraduate Summer Travel Grant Deadline Extended: March 27, 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. […]


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 […]