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Moving Words: Literature, Memory, and Migration in Berlin by Andrew Brandel 

Please join the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures for a discussion of Moving Words: Literature, Memory, and Migration in Berlin by Andrew Brandel (U Chicago) with comments from Johns Hopkins faculty members Naveeda Khan (Anthropology), Sabine Mohamed (Anthropology), Aamir R. Mufti (English), and Samuel Spinner (MLL). The event is co-sponsored by MLL, Anthropology, and […]

Biblical Violence and the Virtues of a (Very) Plain Sense

Confronted by ethically troubling texts and themes in the Hebrew Bible, modern and contemporary Jewish commentators have developed an array of strategies for addressing and "repairing" the plain meaning of such passages. This talk argues that these reparative attempts have their own consequences, drawing out the ethical, political, and philosophical virtues of a renewed insistence […]

Thinking from the Hole: Latinidad on the Edge

Please join us for Maia Gil’Adí's job talk on Wednesday, March 13th, in Gilman 479 at 5pm. “Thinking from the Hole: Latinidad on the Edge”  Drawing on her current book project, Maia Gil’Adí examines representations of violence—from the sweeping scale of global imperialism to the close intimacy of domestic violence—in Latinx literature. Putting portrayals of destruction and […]

Sounds Matters in Brazilian Concrete Poetry

Popcretos, 1964-1966: Sound Matters in Brazilian Concrete Poetry Marcelo Nogueira (The Johns Hopkins University) March 27, 5:00 pm Gilman Hall 479 The lecture investigates the dynamic relationship between sound and visual elements in Brazilian concrete poetry, drawing on sonic and literary theory. Emerging in the mid-1950s, concrete poetry marks a pivotal moment in the constructivist […]

Environmental Humanities Research Initiative

Join Environmental Humanities Research Initiative for a Graduate Panel on April 9, 2024 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in Gilman 108. The panel will be followed by a reception.

Against Joy

The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures presents Dr. Sunny Yudkoff, Associate Professor of German and Jewish Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Yudkoff will be presenting "Against Joy: Yankev Glatshteyn and the threat of Yiddish FREYD" on April 10, 4-5:30pm, in Gilman 479.

A Roudtable Discussion of Voidopolis

A roundtable discussion of Voidopolis with Charlotte Kent (Art History, Montclair State University), Alexey Yurenuv (International Center of Photography, NYC), and Arielle Saiber (Italian Studies, JHU) on April 10th at 6pm in Maryland Hall 110.