News & Announcements Archive


Special MLN Italian 2021: Elena Ferrante in a Global Context

The board of MLN Italian is delighted to announce that its 2021 issue will be devoted to the work of Elena Ferrante. Guest editors: Professors Tiziana De Rogatis, Stiliana Milkova, and Katrin Wehling Giorgi The global success of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels has firmly established the author as one of the most powerful voices of contemporary World […]


Professor Di Bianco Awarded the Lauro De Bosis Postdoctoral Fellowship

photo of Laura Di Bianco

Professor Laura Di Bianco was awarded the “Lauro De Bosis Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Italian Civilization” at Harvard University, for spring 2020, for her research project Crumbling Beauty. Italian Cinema in the Age of the Anthropocene.


New Book on Literary Forgery

Literary Forgery in Early Modern Europe Book Cover

Professor Walter Stephens and Earle Havens, Kurrelmeyer Curator of Rare Books at the JHU libraries, recently published Literary Forgery in Early Modern Europe 1450-1800, a collection of 13 essays on the subject (Johns Hopkins UP, 2018).


“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 […]