CAMS Blog Archive


NeMLA 2022

We are excited to announce that NeMLA 2022 conference will occur in person at the Baltimore, Maryland Marriott Waterfront Hotel. In light of the global calamity we experienced in 2020, the theme for the 2022 NeMLA conference is care. Care is what we do as teachers, researchers, and writers. The concept, however, has taken a magnitude it […]


Images, Maps, Spaces – Cultural Techniques of the Visual – April 17, 2021

The study of cultural techniques, or Kulturtechniken, has recently reshaped and sharpened discussions in Germany of the relationship between (media) technology and culture. The word was borrowed from a 19th century idiom referring to agricultural engineering practices that cultivated wild lands, or, to follow the etymology, turned nature into culture. The implication of a Kulturtechnik […]


Antonia Lant lecture: The Modernist Womb

On March 10, please join the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature, the Center for Advanced Media Studies, and the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality for the lecture, "The Modernist Womb."


Ryeohaeng Film Screening

Please join us for a screening of Ryeohaeng (Journey, IM Heung-soon, 2016) at The Parkway Theater on February 19th from 7-8:30PM.  Ryeohaeng is a film that mixes fiction and documentary which tells the stories of women refugees from North Korea. The director, IM Heung-soon, is an artist and filmmaker based in Seoul. Since his early works on his working-class […]


Films You Cannot See Anywhere Else: Marjoun & the Flying Headscarf

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, CAMS, the GRO, and the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences sponsored a screening of Marjoun & the Flying Headscarf at the Parkway Theatre. In the film, a teenager in Arkansas searches for identity in the headscarf and a motorcycle in the aftermath of her father's imprisonment. The screening was followed by a Q&A with director Susan Youssef.


Workshops Announced for Annual CAMS Symposium

The symposium will feature two back-to-back events: "Representing Muslim Others: Crisis, Panic, and the ‘Banality of Images’ in Germany" and "The Value Shift in Female Discourses in Realistic Chinese Mainland Teleplays."


Films You Cannot See Anywhere Else: Disability Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Films You Cannot See Anywhere Else: Disability Film Screening and Panel Discussion
On Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m., Johns Hopkins presents an evening of accessible film with a speakers panel to follow the screenings. Films include: Sign, This Is Normal, Everything Is Incredible, and When Brenden Met Hiroe. All films are shown with open captions, audio description, and assisted listening devices. The speakers panel will feature Bernadette Wegenstein (JHU), Jennifer Natalya Fink (Georgetown University), and Catherine Kudlick (San Francisco State University and Superfest).


Films You Cannot See Anywhere Else: Jaurès

Films You Cannot See Anywhere Else: Jaurès
CAMS and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program present a screening of Jaurès, directed by Vicent Dieutre, 2012, on February 27 from 7-9 p.m at the Parkway Theatre. Marc Siegel, professor of film studies at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, will lead a discussion following the film. 


Special Advance Screening of Owned: A Tale of Two Americas

Special Advance Screening of Owned: A Tale of Two Americas
On Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., join us for a special advance screening for the JHU community of Owned: A Tale of Two Americas. The screening will take place in Remsen 1 (basement level) and will be followed by discussion and Q&A with director Giorgio Angelini and Professor Nathan Connolly (JHU History), moderated by film co-writer Professor Alessandro Angelini (JHU Anthropology).