Skip to main content

Newsroom

Filter

Explore All News

Filter by Date
Boomer to Doomer: Earth Defenders Don’t Despair!
For the first Earth Day in 1970, my eighth grade Earth science teacher asked the class what worried us about the environment. I said the proposed Alaska pipeline could leak; others spoke of dirty air and water. Our concerns were genuine and serious, but no one...
A lake in the shape of the world's continents in the middle of untouched nature.
50 Years of Provocative Diacritics Covers
Founded in 1971, Diacritics publishes original work in and around critical theory, broadly conceived. Diacritics offers a forum for thinking about contradictions without resolutions; for following threads of contemporary criticism without embracing any...
Diacritics, Volume 2, Number 4, Winter 1972
Russian Universities During and After Putin
The invasion and brutal attack by Russian forces on Ukraine has brought tremendous suffering to millions of Ukrainians, including those in higher education sector. Dozens of universities have been bombed, and hundreds of thousands of students and academics...
photo of the Kremlin
Mental Disorder and the Boundaries of Illness
Can we draw a boundary that places some of our moods, experiences, beliefs, and behaviours within the remit of mental disorder and so within the province of psychiatric care? Can we assert that this person’s sadness is no longer continuous with everyday...
Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed, Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology
The Study of Poetry: A National Poetry Month Collection
April is National Poetry Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the art of poetry. Johns Hopkins University Press journals publish not only poems themselves, but also a wealth of scholarly analysis about poetry. To commemorate this annual celebration, we have...
Two young women laying on their backs in the grass on a sunny day, holding books of poetry above their heads as they read.
Living With Aphasia
What Is Aphasia? You may have heard the term aphasia (pronounced “uh-fey-zhuh”) from your loved one’s medical team. This disorder is also being discussed in the news currently, due to actor Bruce Willis’ diagnosis. Aphasia is the medical term for problems with...
Barbara O'Connor Wells 1
A National Poetry Month Collection
April is National Poetry Month, an annual celebration established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets to commemorate the impact and importance of poetry. Poems serve as a succinct medium for authors to convey complex ideas, emotions, and histories...
A hand writing with a pen in a journal.
Inspectors for Peace: An Excerpt
by Elisabeth Roehrlich Since the beginning of Putin’s war in Ukraine in late February, the International Atomic Energy Agency—the world’s nuclear authority—has been trying to ensure the safety and security of Ukraine’s nuclear plants. Meanwhile, it continued...
Inspectors for Peace
Unwelcome Guests
By Steven Diner There is extensive public discussion today about how colleges decide whom to admit and about the need for affirmative action to ensure minority access to higher education. Colleges today are ranked not only by academic selectivity but by their...
Unwelcome Guests
Design For Change in Higher Education
By Jeff Grabill, Sarah Gretter, and Erik Skogberg At the University of Leeds, we have embarked on arguably the most ambitious educational transformation initiative in higher education. Over the next ten years, we will review and refresh our undergraduate and...
Design for Change