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Michael Fried Decorated in France

The Humanities Center congratulates Michael Fried for his recently being honored by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. Professor Fried has been named Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of his significant contributions to furthering the arts and literature in France and throughout the world. The award reflects a recognition of decades of important scholarship by Michael Fried in the areas of French painting, art criticism, and literature.  Major books include Absorption and Theatricality: Painting and Beholder in the Age of Diderot (1980), Courbet's Realism (1990), and Manet's Modernism, or, The Face of Painting in the 1860s (1996).  All three have been published in French translation by Gallimard.  In 2012, Fried published a major study of Gustave Flaubert, Flaubert's "Gueuloir": On Madame Bovary and Salammbô.  And a new book about to appear from Yale University Press, Another Light: Jacques-Louis David to Thomas Demand, includes major essays on David, Théodore Géricault, and Gustave Caillebotte.  In November 2014, the Centre Pompidou in Paris featured six lectures by artists and others under the rubric "Selon Michael Fried," all the speakers (among them Johns Hopkins professor Molly Warnock) having been invited and introduced by Fried.

Call for Papers, "The Horizons of Community"

The Graduate Students of The Humanities Center are proud to announce a Graduate Student Conference, "The Horizons of Community," with keynote speakers Boris Groys (Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, NYU), Joshua Kotin (Assistant Professor, Department of English, Princeton), and Molly Warnock (Assistant Professor, Department of Art History and The Humanities Center, JHU). 


   February 27 and 28, 2015

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New Master's Program in Humanistic Studies

   The Humanities Center is pleased to
   announce a new course of study, the
   Master of Arts in Humanistic Studies.

   Please click here for more information.

Michael Marder

The Humanities Center and GRLL are pleased to announce a lecture by Michael Marder (Ikerbasque Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country, UPV-EHU, Vitoria-Gasteiz)


   "Plant Philosophy"

   Wednesday, February 18, 2015

"Merce Cunningham and his Legacies in Postwar Art"

The Humanities Center and the Department of the History of Art are pleased to announce an event on Merce Cunningham with speakers Carrie Noland (UC Irvine) and Katherine Markoski (Smithsonian American Art Museum)


   Thursday, February 19, 2015
   4:00-6:00 p.m.

   Gilman 108

David Wellbery

The Humanities Center is proud to announce three lectures by David Wellbery (LeRoy T. and Margaret Deffenbaugh Carlson University Professor and Chair of the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago), Associate of the Humanities Center

  March 9, 10 and 11, 2015

Jennifer Ashton

The Humanities Center is glad to announce a lecture by Jennifer Ashton (Department of English, University of Illinois at Chicago)


   "'All that silent stone, in agony':
   American Poetry since 2001,
   a View from the Pergamon Altar"

   Wednesday, March 25, 2015
   4:00 pm
   Gilman 208

Rens Bod

The Humanities Center and GRLL are pleased to announce a lecture by Rens Bod (Professor in Digital Humanities at the University of Amsterdam)


   "Writing the Global History of the Humanities"

   Monday, April 6, 2015

Past Events

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