Liberal Arts

Black Queer History: Tristan Cabello’s Talk with Little Academy in August

Tristan Cabello

This course explores the history of black queer cultures in America. In continuous dialogues with mainstream black and LGBT cultures, black queer discourses have unceasingly redefined the boundaries of sexuality, class, color and gender through history. August  26, 2018 Information Dr. Tristan Cabello is Assistant Director of the Master of Liberal Arts program.

The End of Eddy: Tristan Cabello on Sexuality, Literature and The New Left in Contemporary France

Tristan Cabello

The publication of Edouard Louis’s The End of Eddy (2014) was disruptive moment in French academic and literary circles. More than a coming-of-age novel, Louis’s books reframes the act of writing fiction into a transformative social/political experience. In this talk, we will explore Louis’s intersectional representation of sexuality, his redefinition of fiction writing and the read more…

Master of Liberal Arts Program’s Fall 2017 Capstone Spotlight

Included below are profiles of some of our graduating students’ exceptional work in their Capstone courses. You will find a range of different projects represented, including theses, internship projects, and portfolios. When viewed together, it is clear to see the phenomenal breadth and depth of scholarship and inquiry our MLA students engage in during their read more…

Dr. Tristan Cabello Appointed as Assistant Director of Master of Liberal Arts

Tristan Cabello

Dr. Tristan Cabello has been appointed as the Assistant Director of the Master of Liberal Arts Program. Tristan was the Director of the American Studies Program and a Senior Professorial Lecturer in the Critical Race, Gender and Culture Studies Collaborative at American University. He was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of read more…

MLA Program Alum Edward Gillespie and His Unique Approach to Police Officer Training

The Atlantic published an article about a 2004 Master of Liberal Arts Program Graduate, Edward Gillespie, and his unique, humanities-driven approach to police officer training in Baltimore. What Police Can Learn From Literature: The Baltimore Cops Studying Plato and James Baldwin Gillespie teaches a curriculum that includes literature, philosophy, and history. “You can get so into the read more…

Student’s Perspective on Master of Liberal Arts Degree

Master of Liberal Arts

In January, the Master of Liberal Arts program will begin offering classes at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. Classes will be held in the evenings and on Saturdays. Students may also choose to complete some of their coursework at the Homewood campus in Baltimore. The Montgomery County Campus Hopkins Happenings Newsletter recently interviewed a read more…

New MLA Course Taught by Former Maryland State Archivist

MLA Fall Course

The Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts program is offering a new course this fall taught by Dr. Edward Papenfuse. Dr. Papenfuse was the Maryland State Archivist for 38 years. He retired last year and developed the course, “In the Rockets’ Red Glare: Citizen, Slave, Soldier, Sailor, and the Nearly Forgotten Faces of Baltimore in read more…

Master of Liberal Arts Program to Offer Classes in Montgomery County

Master of Liberal Arts

Author: Ellen Poltilove From Jerusalem to Graceland. Nature and the American Imagination. Literature and the Healing Arts. Those course titles are a sampling of the classes in the Master’s of Liberal Arts degree program, which, for the first time, will be offered at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. The master’s of liberal arts read more…

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