News & Announcements Archive


Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

The Department of English is proud to announce Professor Lawrence Jackson has been named along with Professor Matthew Porterfield 2019 Guggenheim Fellows, a prestigious distinction that recognizes achievements and exceptional promise. They are among a group of 168 scholars, artists, and writers selected from nearly 3,000 applicants. Since its founding, the Guggenheim Foundation has granted […]


Graduate Student Joel Childers Receives AGHI Research Fellowship

The Department of English is proud to announce fifth year graduate student Joel Childers has been awarded the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute Graduate Research Fellowship for the Spring 2020 semester. This Fellowship provides a full KSAS stipend, along with tuition costs equal to 20% of KSAS resident-student tuition, for the spring semester and will allow […]


Professor Christopher Cannon Receives IDIES Seed Funding

The Department of English is pleased to announce Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Christopher Cannon’s proposal titled “The History of Meter and the History of English Grammar” in collaboration with Sayeed Choudhury and Mark Patton, is the recipient of the Spring 2019 Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Sciences (IDIES) Seed Funding Initiative Award. The goal of this […]


English Graduate Students Receive Women, Gender, and Sexuality Fellowships

The English Department is proud to announce two current graduate student have received the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Fellowship awards: Sungmey Lee, a current sixth year student, will teach in the Fall of 2019 and Jo Giardini, a current fourth year student, will teach in Spring of 2020. WGS offers six teaching fellowships a […]


Visiting Hinkley Professor Ankhi Mukherjee Joins Hopkins

The Department of English is pleased to announce the arrival of Prof. Ankhi Mukerjee for the Spring term. Prof. Mukherjee, who is John Hinkley Visiting Professor this semester, is Professor of English and World Literatures at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Wadham College. Mukherjee’s primary teaching areas are Victorian and modern (British […]


English Graduate Students Receive Mellon Humanities Collaboratory Fellowships

The Department of English is proud to announce three graduate students have been awarded The Mellon Humanities Collaboratory Fellowship: Thai-Catherine Matthews, a second year graduate student Samanda Robinson, a second year graduate student Alex Streim, a third year graduate student The Mellon Foundation Humanities Collaboratory Fellowship provides doctoral graduate students at JHU the opportunity to […]


Second Year Graduate Student Highlighted for Intersession Course

The Department of English is proud to announce second year student Samanda Robinson has been highlighted for her work on her Intersession course, ” Black Science Fiction and Social Justice.” “History archives can be an exclusionary place for people of color,” Robinson says. “Particularly for enslaved black women, whose stories were often told through the […]


Department of English Graduate Students Receive Dean’s Teaching Fellowship Awards

The Department of English is proud to announce seven graduate students have been awarded Dean’s Teaching Fellowships for the 2019-202 academic year. Those who have been named award winners are: Royce Best, a rising sixth year, Joel Childers, a rising sixth year, Connie Scozzaro, a rising sixth year, Toby Huttner, a rising seventh year, Evan Loker, […]


Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson Named Gilman Scholar

The Department of English is proud to announce Professor Lawrence Jackson has been named a Gilman Scholar. Named for the university’s visionary first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, the designation goes to individuals regarded as leaders within their divisions who have demonstrated a record of distinguished research, teaching, and service. Professor Jackson is one of five […]


English Undergraduates Receive Award

The Department of English is proud to announce that two undergraduate students, Jack Klein and Sarah Liu, are two of the recipients of this year’s PURA cohort. Klein’s project, “Shifting Aesthetics of John Keats”, will focus on Keats’ work and the circle of artists and poets to which he associated. Jack Klein is a junior […]