Alessandra Bautze, a double major in the Writing Seminars and Film and Media Studies, delves into the topic of school shootings with her Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award project, the 12-minute film “What Sophie Saw.” The script dates back to a screenwriting class she took in 2012.
News & Announcements Archive
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
McDermott’s latest novel, Someone, was recently nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction.
“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 […]
Gregory P. Kane, a former Baltimore Sun columnist known for his perceptive observations, died of cancer Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 62.
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.
McDermott’s novel, Someone, is a finalist in the fiction category.