Dogs are getting lawyers. Cats are getting kidney transplants. Could they one day be fellow citizens? Cats and dogs were once wild animals. Today, they are family members and surrogate children. A little over a century ago, pets didn’t warrant the meager legal status of property. Now, they have more rights and protections than any […]
News & Announcements Archive
Date: April 7, 2014
Date: April 4, 2014
Read an interview with Colm Tóibín, who read from his ninth novel, The Testament of Mary, on April 3 as part of the JHU President’s Reading Series.
Date: March 20, 2014
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a 2004 graduate of the Writing Seminars master’s program, was honored with a National Book Critics Circle Award for her novel Americanah.
Date: March 14, 2014
Matthew Thomas studied with Alice McDermott when he was a Writing Seminars student. When asked about McDermott for Baltimore Magazine’s March profile, he sent the following essay about her as an instructor, writer, and mentor.
Date: March 13, 2014
McDermott’s latest novel, Someone, was recently nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction.
Date: February 28, 2014
Category: Faculty Books
“Fitzgerald’s work has always deeply moved me,” writes John T. Irwin. “And this is as true now as it was 50 years ago when I first picked up The Great Gatsby. I can still remember the occasions when I first read each of his novels; remember the time, place, and mood of those early readings, as […]
Date: February 26, 2014
Gregory P. Kane, a former Baltimore Sun columnist known for his perceptive observations, died of cancer Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 62.
Date: January 15, 2014
The convenience of having one’s entire office in a machine as slim as a copy of ‘The Paris Review’ has not made moot the writer’s room.
Date: January 13, 2014
McDermott’s novel, Someone, is a finalist in the fiction category.
Date: January 6, 2014
Barth, a National Book Award winner, was a leading figure in the university’s Writing Seminars department, and his work is central to 20th-century literary history.