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JHU Spring Vacation
Mar 18 – Mar 24 all-day
The Seminar, William Bulman, Lehigh University
Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Gilman 308

The Seminar, William Bulman, Lehigh University

Paper title: “The Rise of the Majority in England and America”

Singleton Center Talk – “Reading Jamaica: Patrick Browne, an Early Modern Irish Botanist and Physician in the West Indies” Marc Caball, University College, Dublin
Mar 25 @ 5:15 pm Macksey Room (M-level, Brody Learning Commons)

The Singleton Center presents a talk by Marc Caball, University College, Dublin, entitled, “Reading Jamaica: Patrick Browne, an Early Modern Irish Botanist and Physician in the West Indies” on Monday, March 25th, at 5:15 PM. The event will take place in the Macksey Room on the M-level of the Brody Learning Commons and is co-sponsored by the English Department.

Jessie Chaffee, Andria Cole, Suzanne Felman: Alumni Reading
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm Mudd Hall Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public.

Suzanne Feldman, a recipient of the Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize and a finalist for the Bakeless Prize in fiction, holds an MA in fiction from Johns Hopkins University and a BFA in art from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Most recently the author of the novel Absalom’s Daughters, she is also the author of science fiction titles like Speaking Dreams and The Annunciate, published under the pen name Severna Park. Feldman has been awarded the Nebula Award for Best Short Story and is a two-time finalist for a Lambda Literary Award.Her short fiction has appeared in NarrativeThe Missouri ReviewGargoyle, and other literary journals. She lives in Frederick, Maryland.

Andria Nacina Cole was raised in Buffalo, New York. She attended Morgan State and Johns Hopkins Universities, where she earned degrees in creative writing and fiction, respectively. Her stories have appeared in The Feminist WireFiction Circus, and Baltimore Urbanite, among others. She has received multiple grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, including the organization’s top prize for fiction in 2006. She is the 2010 recipient of Ploughshares’ Cohen Award, given for the short story “Leaving Women.” Currently, she is seeking publication for a collection of stories titled Ain’t But So Much Joy, Ain’t Likely to Last. She resides in Baltimore, Maryland.

Jessie Chaffee’s debut novel, Florence in Ecstasy, was published by The Unnamed Press in May 2017, and has been published or is forthcoming in Italy (Rizzoli), the Czech Republic (Argo), Russia (Eksmo), Poland (Sonia Draga), and Turkey (Altin Kitaplar). She was awarded a 2014–15 Fulbright Grant in Creative Writing to Italy to complete the novel, during which time she was the Writer-in-Residence at Florence University of the Arts. Her writing has been published in Literary Hub,Electric Literature,The Rumpus,The Florentine, and Global City Review, among others. She lives in New York City, where she is an editor at Words Without Borders, an online magazine of international literature.

SAIS Summer Programs Info Session
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Sherwood Room, Levering

SAIS Summer Programs will be holding a lunchtime info session on March 27 to discuss the 20 graduate course offerings in international affairs. The SAIS summer term is six-weeks long with all classes held in the evening to accommodate internship schedules. Each course is worth four graduate credits. Sample courses include Illicit Finance, International Political Economy of Emerging Markets, and Russia Behind the Headlines.

Sponsored by the International Studies Program.

The Dictatorship of Capital: Urban Redevelopment and the Question of Violence in Post-Authoritarian South Korea
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Mergenthaler 266

Presented by Hae Yeon Choo

This talk examines the relationship between democratic citizenship, capitalist profit-making, and violence. In particular, it focuses on an evictee protest against urban redevelopment in Yongsan, South Korea in 2009, resulting in a fatal police raid. Based on the parliamentary hearings, court documents, and oral history from protesters in the aftermath of what has been called the Yongsan disaster, Hae Yeon Choo delves into how evictee protesters theorize the conditions of displacement and exclusion from urban space and citizenship as “the dictatorship of capital.” Situating the Yongsan Disaster in the socio-political context of South Korea, Hae Yeon Choo calls attention to the social movement legacy of evictee movements and their increasing isolation and unexpected revitalization in post-authoritarian South Korea. By examining the voices of evictee activists, this article sheds light on the limits of formal democracy and the vision of radical democracy based on the politics of “the have-nots.”

Sponsored by the Program in Race, Immigration, and Citizenship. Co-sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program and Department of Sociology.

Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center Lecture: Johanna Drucker (UCLA)
Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Gilman 50 (Marjorie Fisher Auditorium)

2019 Hammerman Lecture by Johanna Drucker, Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies, University of California, Berkeley, and the Inaugural Distinguished Beinecke Fellow

Alphabet Historiographies: The Matter of Sources

The Judge Robert I. H. Hammerman Memorial Lecture was established in 2006 as a tribute to Judge Hammerman’s devotion to scholarship and education for the greater Baltimore and Hopkins communities.

Co-sponsored by the Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center, JHU Sheridan Libraries, and the Sensorium of Reading

The Patrick Principle: Ruth M. Patrick as Ecological Pioneer…
Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Homewood Campus, Gilman 300

The Patrick Principle: Ruth M. Patrick as Ecological Pioneer and Environmental Trend-Setter, 1945-1975

Ryan Hearty, Johns Hopkins University [pre-circulated paper]

Sensorium of Reading – “A Conversation with Johanna Drucker” Johanna Drucker, UCLA
Mar 28 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm 130D Gilman Hall

The Sensorium of Reading presents, “A Conversation with Johanna Drucker.” Johanna Drucker, from UCLA, will speak on Thursday, March 28th at 4:15 PM in 130D Gilman Hall.

Sensorium of Reading Lecture: Johanna Drucker (UCLA)
Mar 28 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm Gilman 130D

Sensorium of Reading

A Conversation with Johanna Drucker

A talk by Johanna Drucker, Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies, University of California, Berkeley, and the Inaugural Distinguished Beinecke Fellow

The Sensorium of Reading is a KSAS interdisciplinary seminar that seeks to understand reading as it draws upon and is shaped by mind and matter alike, within the sensorium of eyes, ears, hands, fingers, tongues, throats, necks, backs and brains. We study reading enabled (and sometimes impeded) by light, air, wind, wood, stone, glass, paper, skin and an ever-expanding array of interfaces, including the ways that texts can be sounded and heard, can be touched and can touch us.