News & Announcements Archive


Special MLN Italian 2021: Elena Ferrante in a Global Context

Special MLN Italian 2021: Elena Ferrante in a Global Context

The board of MLN Italian is delighted to announce that its 2021 issue will be devoted to the work of Elena Ferrante. Guest editors: Professors Tiziana De Rogatis, Stiliana Milkova, and Katrin […]


New Book on Literary Forgery

New Book on Literary Forgery

Professor Walter Stephens and Earle Havens, Kurrelmeyer Curator of Rare Books at the JHU libraries, recently published Literary Forgery in Early Modern Europe 1450-1800, a collection of 13 essays on the […]


“Sex Changes with Kleist” by Professor Katrin Pahl

“Sex Changes with Kleist” by Professor Katrin Pahl

Professor Pahl’s new book Sex Changes with Kleist analyzes how the dramatist and poet Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811) responded to a change in the conception of sex and gender that occurred between 1790 and 1810.


Dr. Richard Macksey (1931-2019)

The Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures shares its deep regret and sympathy upon the loss of Dr. Richard Macksey (1931-2019), for decades a guiding light in the […]


Congratulations to Professor Samuel Spinner!

Congratulations to Professor Samuel Spinner who was awarded a fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.  Professor Spinner will […]


Congratulations to Professor Katrin Pahl!

Congratulations to Professor Katrin Pahl who was awarded a senior fellowship at the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM) in Weimar for the summer semester 2019.


Spanish Program Spring Lecture Series

Spanish Program Spring Lecture Series

The Spanish Program in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents its spring lecture series, which includes talks from a number of established scholars. All lectures are free and […]