How do great moments in literary traditions arise from times of intense social and political upheaval? South African Literature’s Russian Soul charts the interplay of narrative innovation and political isolation in two of the world’s most renowned non-European literatures. In this book, Jeanne-Marie Jackson demonstrates how Russian writing’s “Golden Age” in the troubled nineteenth-century has served as […]
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Date: October 22, 2015
Date: October 22, 2015
Professor Jeanne-Marie Jackson’s new book, South African Literature’s Russian Soul: Narrative Forms of Global Isolation, has just been released from Bloomsbury Press. South African Literature’s Russian Soul charts the interplay of narrative innovation and political isolation in two of the world’s most renowned non-European literatures. In this book, Jeanne-Marie Jackson demonstrates how Russian writing’s “Golden […]
Date: September 2, 2015
The English department is delighted to welcome Professor Andrew H. Miller to Johns Hopkins. Professor Miller, an expert in Victorian studies, attempts, in his research, to show the ways that literary forms make valuable trouble for our thought about various issues, especially those pertaining to human psychology, moral philosophy and history. Professor Miller comes to Hopkins from Indiana University, where for […]
Date: September 1, 2015
The English department is delighted to welcome Professor Mary Favret to Johns Hopkins. Professor Favret is a specialist in British Romanticism, and late 18th- and early 19th-century literature in English. Her first book, Romantic Correspondence (1993), investigates the ways in which letters in the Romantic period become the vehicle for a political, disruptive force. War at […]
Date: August 29, 2015
This summer, Professor Douglas Mao became senior editor of ELH, the renowned journal of literary criticism that has issued from the Johns Hopkins English Department since 1934. Professor Mao looks forward to continuing the ELH tradition of publishing first-rate scholarship on literatures in English from all periods and without restriction as to methodology or theoretical approach. […]
Date: May 23, 2015
As one half of the instrumental electronic duo Matmos, Daniel has toured with well-known singer Bjork, performed at the Guggenheim, and DJ’ed at Yoko Ono’s art opening in San Francisco. And as an associate professor in Hopkins’ English department, he spends several months a year lecturing on Shakespeare. Click to read the article in Arts & Sciences Magazine.
Date: January 1, 2015
Click to read the article, “Poet Chris Nealon’s new collection talks about feeling powerless.”
Date: September 1, 2014
Category: Faculty Books
Chris Nealon’s Heteronomy is built out of five long poems, including The Dial. Together they form an overlapping set of mediations on love and friendship and political life. Taking inspiration from a long poetic tradition of self-referential frame devices, Nealon wrote the poems so that each refers to the others, and each is built out […]
Date: July 18, 2014
Allen Grossman, an award-winning poet who joined Johns Hopkins University’s English Department in 1991 as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, died June 27 in Chelsea, Mass. He was 82. Click to continue reading.
Date: June 25, 2014
“Reflections of a Marketing Intern”: Click to read a terrific blog post by JHU English major Laura Ewen, which appears on the JHU Press Blog today.