Department News Archive


English Department Faculty Member Doug Mao Receives Award

English Department Faculty Member Doug Mao Receives Award
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 Welcomes Prof. Christopher Cannon

The English Department Welcomes Prof. Christopher Cannon
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 […]


Prof. Thompson Discusses New Book on Kafka and Blackness

Prof. Thompson Discusses New Book on Kafka and Blackness
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).


The English Department Welcomes Prof. Nadia Nurhussein

The English Department Welcomes Prof. Nadia Nurhussein
The English Department is delighted to welcome our new colleague, Associate Professor Nadia Nurhussein. Professor Nurhussein joins us from the English Department at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she […]


New Book by Prof. Jesse Rosenthal

New Book by Prof. Jesse Rosenthal
Good Form: The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel argues that Victorian readers associated the feeling of narrative form—of being pulled forward to a satisfying conclusion—with inner moral experience.


New Book from Prof. Jared Hickman

New Book from Prof. Jared Hickman
Professor Jared Hickman’s new book, Black Prometheus, argues that certain features of the Prometheus myth–its geographical associations, iconography of bodily suffering, and function as a limit case in a long […]