Department News Archive


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 […]


The English Department Welcomes Prof. Lawrence Jackson

The English Department Welcomes Prof. Lawrence Jackson
The English department is delighted to welcome Professor Lawrence Jackson to Johns Hopkins. Lawrence Jackson is the author of My Father’s Name: A Black Virginia Family after the Civil War […]


New Book from Prof. Mark Christian Thompson

New Book from Prof. Mark Christian Thompson
Professor Mark Christian Thompson’s new book, Kafka’s Blues, proves the startling thesis that many of Kafka’s major works engage in a coherent, sustained meditation on racial transformation from white European […]


Welcome New Graduate Students!

The Department of English is pleased to welcome our new Fall 2016 graduate students: Nathanael Doherty, Gloria Jirsaraie, Alexandra Lossada, Atesede Makonnen, and Alexander Streim.


The English Department Welcomes Prof. Andrew H. Miller

The English Department Welcomes Prof. Andrew H. Miller
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 […]


The English Department Welcomes Prof. Mary Favret

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. […]


Prof. Douglas Mao Assumes Senior Editorial Role at ELH

Prof. Douglas Mao Assumes Senior Editorial Role at ELH
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 […]


Prof. Drew Daniel Featured in A&S Magazine

Prof. Drew Daniel Featured in A&S Magazine
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.