The Dean’s office has awarded its first-ever Dean’s Inter-disciplinary Project Grant to a seminar titled “The Sensorium of Reading,” organized by two English faculty, Professors Mary Favret and Chris Cannon, […]
Department News Archive
The Department of English is proud to announce Sarah Liu, a junior undergraduate English major, just won the Summer 2018 Special Collections DURA application for her project, “Book Illustration in […]
The English Department held its first Graduate Showcase on May 7, 2018. Proposed as an opportunity to give graduate students a platform on which to share current research, presenters and […]
The English Department is proud to announce Will Theodorou, Undergraduate Senior, is the recipient of a Fulbright Award overseen by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, […]
The English Department is proud to announce Prof. Doug Mao is the recipient of this year’s Faculty Graduate Teaching/Mentoring Award. A student nominator wrote “Doug is a fascinating and engaging […]
The English Department is proud to announce Aliza Watters, Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program, has earned this year’s title of Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award. “Professor Watters has pushed the […]
Before Frederick Douglass became a world-famous abolitionist, orator, and writer, he worked as a slave on plantations on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and in Baltimore shipyards. Students in the Prof. Lawrence […]
In the book review, the New York Times declares Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson’s research "unimpeachable." Chester B. Himes: A Biography is "neatly written and accessible, without cheap tricks to build suspense or sway readers’ opinions."
The English department is delighted to welcome Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Christopher Cannon to Johns Hopkins. Christopher Cannon works on medieval literature and, in particular, the emergence of ‘English literature’ as […]
The latest issue of the Johns Hopkins Magazine features an interview with Professor Mark Thompson about his new book, Kafka's Blues: Figurations of Racial Blackness in the Construction of an Aesthetic (Northwestern University Press, 2016).