News & Announcements Archive


Wandering Women: Urban Ecologies of Italian Feminist Filmmaking

Wandering Women: Urban Ecologies of Italian Feminist Filmmaking

The Italian section is delighted to announce that Professor Laura Di Bianco’s book “Wandering Women: Urban Ecologies of Italian Feminist Filmmaking” (Indiana University Press, December 2022) is now available for […]


PhD in Jewish Languages and Literatures Applications

PhD in Jewish Languages and Literatures Applications

The course of study offers training in Hebrew and Yiddish language, literature, and culture in its many transnational iterations and focuses on the modern period while attending to the long […]


Congratulations to recent graduates of the German Program

Congratulations to recent graduates Elisa Santucci, Maya Nitis, and Jason Yonover, who are now working at Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, and Princeton University. After successfully defending his dissertation […]


MLN new Issue “Dante at 700: Singleton Revisited”

MLN new Issue “Dante at 700: Singleton Revisited”

In 1986, Giuseppe Mazzotta, addressing the legacy of the great Dante scholar Charles Southward Singleton, argued that the fairest way to confront the power of Singleton’s work was to avoid […]


Welcome to Prof. Arielle Saiber

A warm welcome to Professor Arielle Saiber, new Head of the Italian section and Director of Italian Graduate Studies. Saiber received her Ph.D. in Italian Literature at Yale University. She […]


2021-2022 in the Portuguese Program

Please enjoy the Johns Hopkins University’s Portuguese Program 2021-2022 newsletter. The newsletter includes student stories, program highlights, and useful information from the last school year.


Examining the Haitian Revolution

Examining the Haitian Revolution

According to Daniel Desormeaux, William D. and Robin Mayer Professor, secrecy is a key part of Haitian history. He has been interested in the political history of secrets, especially secrets surrounding the Haitian Revolution, for decades. Read about his current research in the Spring 2022 issue of Arts & Science Magazine.