Archived articles


The mysterious nature of desire
Published Aug 8, 2018
Biographer Cynthia Haven examines the life of René Girard, who helped shape the humanities at Hopkins and around the world
Discourse on (Dis)Ability
Published May 21, 2018
Emily Dorffer compiled and edited the '(Dis)Ability' anthology to encourage more accurate portrayals of disabled people in literature
Alice McDermott's notable novel
Published Nov 30, 2017
Author's eighth novel, 'The Ninth Hour,' among New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2017
Teju Cole, on seeing
Published Nov 8, 2017
Author, 'New York Times Magazine' photography critic discusses vision, art in President's Reading Series talk
Turnbull Lecture
On the power and mystique of metaphor
Published Oct 25, 2017
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith, the U.S. Poet laureate, visits Johns Hopkins
Interdisciplinary scholars
Medieval scholar named BDP
Published Oct 18, 2017
He receives appointments in Krieger School's departments of English, Classics
President's Reading Series
Salman Rushdie's turn to realism
Published Sept 27, 2017
Acclaimed British-Indian author talks writing, politics at Johns Hopkins
The lonely crusader
Published Fall 2017
Lawrence Jackson profiles the work of Chester Himes, who all but invented the black crime novel / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Like an explosion
Published Summer 2017
For Mark Christian Thompson, a new reading of Franz Kafka was spurred by a single word / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Student recognition
Alum named Gates Cambridge Scholar
Published Feb 28, 2017
Writer Katherine Robinson will study connections between 20th century poet Ted Hughes and medieval Celtic folklore