Colloquia

Upcoming Events

Sep 27
Helen Thompson, Department of English, Northwestern University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 5: 00 PM

Samuel Johnson's Chemical Ethic

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Sep 28
Anne-Lise François, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

" 'In the cowslips peeps I lye': Romantic Botany and Telling the Time of Day by the Light of the Anthropocene"

Oct 09
John Kerrigan
John Kerrigan, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
McCosh Hall, Room 40 4: 30 PM

"King Lear and its Origins"

Oct 11
John Kerrigan, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

Otters and Others: British and Irish Poetry

Oct 19
Jonathan Kramnick, Department of English, Yale University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Oct 24
Laurie Shannon, Department of English, Northwestern University
McCosh Hall, Room 40 4: 30 PM

"Hamlet and the Natural History of Human Being, circa 1600"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Nov 06
Yopie Prins, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Michigan
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Nov 07
Larry Scanlon, Department of English, Rutgers University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Nov 08
Jennifer Scappettone, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Dec 05
Iyko Day, Department of English, Mount Holyoke College
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Dec 07
Ayesha Ramachandran, Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Dec 08
Ian Duncan (Department of English, University of California, Berkeley), Frances Ferguson (Department of English, University of Chicago), Naomi Levine (Harvard Society of Fellows), Meredith Martin (Department of English, Princeton University), Deborah Nord (Department of English, Princeton University), Emily Steinlight (Department of English, University of Pennsylvania)
McCosh 40 1: 30 PM

State of the Field: Victorian Studies

Feb 13
Kyle Powys Whyte, Department of Philosophy, Michigan State University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

Title TBA

Feb 22
Timothy Duffy, Department of Comparative Literature, New York University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Feb 26
Karen Weisman, Department of English, University of Toronto
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Receptio in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Mar 29
Amanda Anderson, Department of English, Brown University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Apr 10
Marisa Parham, Department of English, Amherst College
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Apr 19
4: 30 PM 4: 30 PM

An event designed to bring undergraduates and departmental faculty together for an afternoon of lively intellectual exchange; followed by a celebratory dinner for all.

 

Past Events

2016-2017

May 16
Oliver Browne, Caitlin Crandell, R.L. Goldberg, Ryan Zaluzec -- Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 2: 00 PM
May 05
Christopher Wood, Professor of German at New York University
4: 30 PM 4: 30 PM

Migrants and Truth Production, 1400-1700

A daylong conference on the significance of migration to the literary, cultural, and intellectual history of the early modern period, featuring a keynote from Christopher Wood, Professor of German at New York University.

May 01
Image of Whistler's Nocturne in black and gold
Chloë Kitzinger, Perkins-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Princeton Society of Fellows
Hinds Library 4: 30 PM

Please join us for a lecture by Chloë Kitzinger, a Perkins-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Princeton Society of Fellows, and Lecturer in Slavic Languages and Literatures and Humanistic Studies at Princeton. Her talk is entitled “Mimetic Lives: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Character in the Novel.” A reception will follow in the Thorp Library. Professor Kitzinger has also agreed to have dinner with a group of grad students after the reception, to discuss her experiences as a postdoc, on the job market, etc.

Apr 26
Nijah Cunningham, Princeton Society of Fellows
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

After the Future: Notes on Black Elegiac Feel

Apr 24
Paul North, Yale University
4: 30 PM 4: 30 PM

A conversation with Paul North, Professor of German at Yale, about his 2015 study of Franz Kafkaâ's ZÃrau Aphorisms.

Apr 20
Ian Duncan talk image
Ian Duncan, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

We're delighted that Professor Ian Duncan (UC Berkeley) will be coming on Thursday, April 20th at 4:30 to give a talk on "Dickens’s Teratology: The Natural History of Bleak House." His paper explores how the transformist biology of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Geoffroy St. Hilaire, popularized by Robert Chambers in Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation, provides a philosophical framework for Dickens's aesthetic challenge to the ascendant norms of Victorian realism.

Apr 20
TBA 4: 30 PM
Apr 05
Anna Brickhouse, Department of English, University of Virginia and David Kazanjian, Institute for Advanced Study (2016-17), Department of English, University of Pennsylvania
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

The Unsettlement of America: Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945 (Brickhouse)

The Brink of Freedom: Improvising Life in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World (Kazanjian)

Feb 23
Foteini Dimirouli, Princeton Center for Hellenic Studies
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"The voice explaining at once formally and intimately": James Merrill's 'Cavafy' and the Poetics of Intimacy

Feb 10
Punch's almanac image: Man is But a Worm
106 McCormick Hall (All day)

This graduate student conference will examine how conceptions of the natural and the unnatural fundamentally shape cultural expression in 19th-Century Britain. From Charles Darwin’s theory of ‘natural selection’ to John Ruskin’s treatise on the ‘Nature of the Gothic,’ the language of ‘nature’ as inevitable and inherent identity is a formative trope that appears in everything from discussions of politics to theories of painting.

Dec 12
Image: Romanticism in the anthropocene
James Castell, School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Professor Castell presented his work on Romanticism in the Anthropocene, a uniquely interdisciplinary event that attracted students from various departments (science as well as humanities fields) and put the humanities in conversation with environmental sciences.

Co-sponsored by Princeton University Environmental Institute.

Dec 08
Victorian street scene
Elaine Hadley, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

The Victorian Colloquium is welcoming Professor Elaine Hadley (U of Chicago) at 4:30 pm in the Hinds Library to give a talk about Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure and education as it is figured in labor and economic terms set out by Gary Becker. It promises to be a fascinating presentation--one that is equally illuminating about Victorian literature and our own standing as 'laborers' in the academic profession.

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Dec 06
Edlie Wong, University of Maryland
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Spies Not Like Us: Yellow Peril and the Fictions of National Security and Immigration Control

Dec 01
Courtney Weiss Smith, Department of English, Science in Society Program, Wesleyan University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Empiricist Devotions: Science, Religion, and Poetry in Early Eighteenth-Century England

Nov 30
Robert Perelman, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania, Bain-Swiggett Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, Princeton University
McCosh Hall, Room 40 4: 30 PM

"Poetry Reading with Robert Perelman"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Nov 29
David Kazanjian, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (2016-17)
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Atlantic Speculations, Quotidian Globalities

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Nov 18
Seth Lerer, Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego; Visiting Professor, Department of English, Cornell University (FA16)
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Shakespeare's Lyric Stage: Poetry and the Past in the Late Plays"

Reception in Thorp Library to follow talk.

Nov 10
Max Cavitch, Department of English, University of Pennylvania
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Mad World Spectator: An Experiment in Literary Psychohistory"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Nov 10
Bjoern Quiring, Freie Universitat Berlin
McCosh Hall, Room 40 4: 30 PM

"All Things with Double Terror: Nature as First and Last Judgment in Milton's Paradise Lost"

Nov 08
Felicia Hemans image
Paul Hamilton, Department of English, Queen Mary University of London
McCosh 16 (Prof. Wolfson's office) 4: 30 PM

The colloquium collaborated with Susan Wolfson to organize an interactive roundtable seminar with Paul Hamilton on Felicia Hemans, in which graduate students in our department had the opportunity to closely read Hemans’ poems along with Professor Hamilton’s expert guidance.

Oct 25
Ian Balfour, Department of English, York University, Toronto, Canada
East Pyne, Room 205 5: 00 PM


This event was a collaboration between our colloquium and Comparative Literature, German, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and the Theory Colloquium. Professor Balfour gave a lively presentation on the aesthetics of the sublime and inversion.

Oct 10
Richard Rambuss, Department of English, Brown University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Kubrick's Shakespeare: War, Literature, and Taste"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Oct 06
Talk image: two women rinding in a coach
Isobel Armstrong, Long-Term Visiting Fellow, Council of the Humanities, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Professor Isobel Armstrong (Birkbeck College, Univ. of London), long-term visiting fellow at the Council of the Humanities at Princeton, will speak on "The Victorian Novel: A Challenge to Some Orthodoxies," at 4:30 pm in the Hinds Library. You are also invited to a reception honoring Professor Armstrong at the home of Professor Claudia Johnson. This event is co-sponsored by the Eighteenth-Century / Romantic Studies Colloquium.

Sep 15
Anahid Nersessian talk poster
Anahid Nersessian, Department of English, University of California, Los Angeles
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Anahid Nersessian presented a thought-provoking paper on obscurity in Wordsworth, which was followed by a lively discussion with graduate students and faculty.

Sep 14
Image: Circe Offering the Cup to Odysseus
Yankee Doodle Tap Room 4: 30 PM

Please join us on the patio of the Yankee Doodle Tap Room (inside, in case of inclement weather) at 4:30 pm for our annual happy hour. Enjoy the company of fellow Victorianists, learn about the year’s upcoming events, and kick off the fall semester!

2015-2016

May 03
Tanya Agathocleous, Graduate Center, Hunter College, CUNY
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Punch, Counter-Punch: Mimicry, Parody and Critique in the Colonial Public Sphere

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

May 02
Sharon Marcus, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Erich Auerbach's Mimesis and the Value of Scale

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow reception.

Apr 28
Susan David Bernstein, Department of English, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Serial Matters: Temporalities for Reading Victorian Fiction

Reception to be held in the Thorp Library, McCosh Hall, following talk.

Apr 25
Patrick Moran, Writing Center, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Butterfly Effects in Virginia Woolf and Marcel Proust

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Apr 21
Matthea Harvey, Literature, Sarah Lawrence College
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Poetry Reading

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Apr 20
Stuart Sherman, Bain-Swiggett Visiting Professor of Poetry, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 5: 00 PM

Q&A: Scholarly Prose: Making It Clear, Making It Catchy

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Apr 18
010 East Pyne (lower level) 5: 00 PM
Apr 15
Talks by -- Ashley Dawson, Department of English, CUNY, Staten Island and Graduate Center; Carine Mardorossian, Department of English, SUNY, Buffalo; Eduardo Mendieta, Department of Philosophy, Penn State; Sonya Posmentier, Department of English, NYU. Responses by -- William Gleason and Simon Gikandi, Department of English, Princeton University; Rachel Price, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Postcoloniality and the Anthropocene

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow event.

Apr 13
Sharon Marcus, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Erich Auerbach's Mimesis and the Value of Scale

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow reception.

Apr 11
Mark Rifkin, Department of English, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Fictions of Land and Flesh: Blackness, Indigeneity, Speculation

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Apr 11
Mark Rifkin, Department of English, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

Graduate Student Meeting and Conversation with Mark Rifkin

Lunch will be provided.

Apr 07
Andras Kisery, Department of English, City College of New York
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Jonson's Tacitean History, Political Spectatorship, and the History of Reading

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Mar 28
Claude Willan, Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

What is DH in English?

Mar 24
Claude Willan, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

The Poor Indian Prince


Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Mar 21
Naomi Levine, Department of English, Rutgers University
Green Hall, Room 1-N-11 4: 30 PM

Coventry Patmore and the Feeling of Forms

Co-sponsored by the Princeton Department of English Victorian Colloquium and the Center for Digital Humanities.

Mar 15
TBD 4: 30 PM
Mar 10
Kate Thorpe, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

Cracking the Blazon, Dismantling the Human: Jonathan Swift's Figuration of the Female Body in his Birthday Poems to Stella and "A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed"

Mar 09
Jeremy Braddock, Department of English, Cornell University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

The Scandal of a Black Ulysses: Wallace Thurman, Bruce Nugent,and the Harlem Reception of Joyce

Reception in Thorp Library to follow talk.

Mar 03
Wendy Lee, Department of English, New York University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Failures of Feeling: Insensibility and the Novel

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Mar 01
Maayan Dauber (*15, English), Brooklyn Academy of Music; Hilary Herbold (*97, English), Counseling & Psychological Services, Princeton University; Daniel Johnson (ABD, English), Department of English, Princeton University; Matthew Krumholtz (*15, English), MK Impact and Caritas Partners
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow event.

Feb 25
Adam Zucker, Department of English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Pedantry, Nonsense, and Love's Labour's Lost


Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Feb 25
Peter Mancall, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, USC
Dickinson Hall, Room 210 4: 30 PM

Colonial Americas Workshop presents Peter Mancall

Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Department of English

 

 

Feb 24
Stuart Sherman, Bain Swiggett Visiting Professor, Department of English, Princeton University; Department of English, Fordham University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Historical Registers, Hotch-Potch Sport: Henry Fielding and the Play as Newspaper

Feb 18
Jordan Stein, Department of English, Fordham University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

The Feelings that Persist After History Ends

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Feb 16
TBD 4: 30 PM
Feb 11
Abigail Zitin, Department of English, Rutgers University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Hogarth's Antimimetic Manifesto

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Feb 03
Rachel Zucker, Creative Writing Program, New York University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

What We Talk About When We Talk About the Confessional and What We SHOULD Be Talking About

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Co-sponsored with the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry

Dec 07
Brian Gingrich, Department of English Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

"What is Narrative Pace, and How Does It Create Literary Meaning?"

Nov 14
Various
McCormick 106 9: 30 AM

Princeton African Humanities Colloquium

http://pahc.princeton.edu/colloquium/african-memory-2015/

With the support of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), the Program in African Studies, and the Department of English.

Nov 12
Anjuli Gunaratne, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

“Infernos and Half-Opened Windows: Tragic Vision in Assia Djebar’s Le blanc de l’Algérie

Nov 11
Professor Carla Pestana, UCLA
Dickinson Hall, Room 211 4: 30 PM

"Imagining an English Jamaica"

Professor Carla Pestana will present a pre-circulated paper from her new work on the early modern Caribbean.
Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Department of English.

http://www.princeton.edu/cch/events/workshops/caw/?utm_source=CCH+Weekly...

 

Oct 22
Morgan Parker, School of the Arts: Writing, Columbia University and Matthew Rohrer, Creative Writing Program, New York University
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Poetry Reading with Morgan Parker and Matthew Rohrer


Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Oct 19
William Evans, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 2: 00 PM

The Fiction of Law in Shakespeare and Spenser

Oct 06
Sharon Achinstein, Department of English, Johns Hopkins University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Human Qualifications in Milton"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Oct 05
Srikanth "Chicu" Reddy, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"The Unfinished" -- a lecture about Auden's "Musée des Beaux Arts" and Brueghel's "The Fall of Icarus"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Sep 22
Rhodri Lewis, St. Hugh's College, Oxford University, U.K., 2015-16 Member, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Hamlet as Poet"

Please contact Tom Clayton (jtc4@princeton.edu) for copy of pre-circulated paper.

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Apr 14
Alexandra Walsham, Faculty of History, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, U.K.
Dickinson Hall, Room 211 4: 30 PM

The Holy Maid of Wales: Visions, Imposture and Catholicism in Early Modern Britain

2014-2015

May 07
Vivasvan Soni, Department of English, Northwestern University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Judging Inevitable: Aesthetic Judgment and Novelistic Form in Fielding's Joseph Andrews"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

 

May 06
Heather Love, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania and Visiting Associate Professor for Distinguished Teaching, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"The Temptations: Donna Haraway, Feminist Objectivity, and the Problem of Critique"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Apr 28
Tom Eyers, Department of Philosophy, Duquesne University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Form As/Against History: De Man, Baudelaire, and the Antinomies of the 'New Formalism' "

Apr 27
Craig Dworkin, Visiting Lecturer & Jennifer Scappettone, University of Chicago
40 McCosh Hall (Entry #4) 4: 30 PM

A reception will follow the reading. Join us in 20 McCosh Hall (Thorp Library).

 

Craig Dworkin is the Bain-Swiggett Visiting Lecturer in Poetry at the Department of English, Princeton.

Apr 27
Shafalika Gandhi, Princeton University Health Services
McCosh Hall, Room 40 12: 15 PM

Sponsored by the English Department Graduate Action Committee

Lunch will be provided

Apr 27
Jennifer Scappettone, University of Chicago
McCosh Hall, Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM

Lunchtime discussion event. Jennifer Scappettone will present a pre-circulated paper. Email osxr@princeton.edu for a pdf of the paper.Lunch provided.

 

Apr 24
Joshua Kotin, Meredith Martin, Susan Wolfson -- Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

"Year of the Long Poem Roundtable"

Co-sponsored by the English Department's Americanist Colloquium, Victorian Colloquium and 18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium

Apr 23
Evi Shockley, Department of English, Rutgers University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Seeing the Future: The 'Colorblind' Present and Blackness Past"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Apr 23
David Simon, Department of English Language and Literature and the College, University of Chicago
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"The Angle of Thought: Robert Boyle, Izaak Walton, and the Scientific Imagination"

Apr 22
Simon Dickie, Department of English, University of Toronto
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Sporting with Sacred Things"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Apr 21
Karen Sanchez-Eppler, Departments of American Studies and English, Amherst College
Cotsen Library (Firestone Library) 4: 30 PM

"Over a Century of Shipwrecks: American Child Readers of Robinson Crusoe"

Apr 20
010 East Pyne, Princeton University 4: 30 PM

Save the Date:  Monday, April 20, 2015

The English Department’s Annual Majors Colloquium and Banquet.

An event designed to bring undergraduates and departmental faculty together for an afternoon of lively intellectual exchange; followed by a celebratory dinner for all in the Garden Room at Prospect.  More to come..........

 

Apr 16
Lorna Hutson, School of English, University of St. Andrews (U.K.)
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Circumstantial Shakespeare"

Apr 16
Daniel Braun, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

"Wallace Stevens in Extremis"

Apr 15
Slavoj Žižek, Alenka Zupančič and Mladen Dolar
46 McCosh Hall (capacity 166) 4: 30 PM

Slavoj Žižek: FIGURES OF NEGATIVITY

 


 

Apr 15
Melissa Tuckman, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 30 PM

"Emerson's Humiliation: On Shame, Respect, and Reform"

Contact Melissa Tuckman (mtuckman@princeton.edu) for a pre-circulate portion of the paper.

Apr 08
Susan Stewart, Department of English, Princeton University
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Wordsworth's Ruins"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Mar 31
Talia Schaffer, Department of English, Graduate Center, City University of New York
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"From Sympathy to Care: Relational Ethics and Daniel Deronda"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Mar 23
Paul K. Saint-Amour, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall (Room B14) 4: 30 PM

"Tense Future: From Aeriality to Perpetual Interwar"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Mar 13
SPEAKERS--Elizabeth Anker, Cornell; Timothy Bewes, Brown University; Toral Gajarawala, New York University; Stanka Radovic, University of Toronto RESPONDENTS--Ben Baer, Zahid Chaudhary, Rachel Price, Nick Nesbitt, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 3: 00 PM

"New Postcolonial Subjects"

Organized by the English Department's Postcolonial Colloquium

RSVP Required -- newsubjects0313@gmail.com

Mar 12
Mark Miller, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Sin and Structure in Piers Plowman: Apocalypse, Teleology, Demand"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Mar 09
Anthony Reed, Department of English and African American Studies, Yale University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Anarchic Regard: Amiri Baraka, Cecil Taylor, and the Sounds of Black Thought"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow the talk.

Feb 26
Margaret Doody, Department of English, University of Notre Dame
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Mansfield Park: Sir Thomas Bertram in Antigua"

 

Feb 19
Caroline Levine, Department of English, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall B14 4: 30 PM

"Habit, Routine, Repetition: Nineteenth-Century Literary and Social Forms"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Feb 18
Roy Scranton, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 30 PM

"The Thin Red Line, Wallace Stevens, and the Problem of the War Hero"

Feb 12
Roland Greene, Department of English, Stanford University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"The Baroque Donne"

Co-sponsored by the Department of English, the University Center for Human Values, the Council of the Humanities

Feb 10
Bernadette Mayer, Poet and Chris Nealon, Department of English, Johns Hopkins University
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

" 'Grace in 14 Lines': A Poetry Reading by Bernadette Mayer and Chris Nealon"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Feb 10
Chris Nealon, Department of English, Johns Hopkins University
Private Dining Room, Mathey College 1: 00 PM

" 'The Price of Value' -- on Poetry & Economics, Boethius and Contemporary Poetry"

Please contact Orlando Reade (osxr@princeton.edu) to receive a copy of the precirculated paper.

Lunch will be provided.

Dec 08
Christopher M. Brown, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of English and Center for African-American Studies, Princeton University
Hinds Library (B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Passing for Post-Racial: The Colorblind Reading Practices of Zombies, Sheriffs, and Slaveholders"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Dec 05
Eleanor Johnson, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 11: 30 AM

"Ethics and Aesthetics of Vernacular Devotion: The Cloud of Unknowing"

Lunch will be provided.

Dec 01
Jane Mead, Poet and Eric Linsker, Poet
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Water, Money, Waste: Poetry and the Environment"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Nov 24
Rayna Kalas, Department of English, Cornell University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall B14 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Nov 20
Gwyneth Lewis, Poet, Bain Swiggett Visiting Lecturer of Poetry and English, Department of English, Princeton University
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

A reading and discussion on the work of

Gwyneth Lewis, poet and Welsh scholar
 
Bains-Swiggett Visiting Lecturer in Poetry at the Department of English
 
Thursday 20th November, 4.30pm - McCosh 40

A reception will follow the reading.

 

Nov 13
Andrew Escobedo, Department of English, Ohio University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall B14 4: 30 PM

"Lotteries, Judgments, and Choices in The Merchant of Venice: The Casket Scenes and the Philosophy of Action"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Nov 06
Jonathan Allan, Gender & Women's Studies Program, Brandon University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall B14 4: 30 PM

"Reading from Behind: Thinking Through Male/Male Romance Novels"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Nov 06
Tricia Lootens, Department of English, University of Georgia
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

" 'Passages often sound exactly like poetry': Un-Reading George Eliot's The Spanish Gypsy"

Refreshments will be provided.

Nov 05
Meredith Martin, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall B14 4: 30 PM

"A Discussion of George Eliot's 'Spanish Gypsy' "

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Oct 21
Aaron Kunin, Poet and Department of English, Pomona College
40 McCosh Hall 6: 00 PM

"Poetry Reading: Aaron Kunin 'Reading' His 'Poetry' "

Refreshments will be provided.

Oct 20
Aaron Kunin, Department of English, Pomona College
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"The Wealth of Characters"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Oct 20
Zahid Chaudhary, William Gleason, Kinohi Nishikawa, Susan Stewart, Department of English, Princeton University
McCosh 40 4: 30 PM

"Our Twentieth Centuries: A Faculty Round Table"

Refreshments will be provided.

Oct 16
Esther Schor, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall B14 4: 30 PM

"The Year of the Long Poem: Reading William Blake's The Book of Urizen"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Oct 16
Discussion with Esther Schor and Katherine Thorpe, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall B14 4: 30 PM

"Year of the Long Poem: A Discussion of Blake's The Book of Urizen"

 

Oct 07
Zahid Chaudhary, William Gleason, Kinohi Nishikawa, Susan Stewart--Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall B14 4: 30 PM

"Our Twentieth Centuries: A Faculty Round Table"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

2013-2014

May 06
Sophie Gee, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall, Room B14 4: 30 PM

"Milton's Pope"

Snacks and refreshments will be available during the talk.

May 01
Sharon Cameron, Department of English, Johns Hopkins University
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

A Seminar: "Scenelessness" in the Poetry of Emily Dickinson 

May 01
Kelly Swartz, Department of English, Princeton University
40 McCosh Hall 12: 30 PM

"Experimental Maxims in English Literary Satire from Francis Bacon to Samuel Richardson"

Apr 29
Sophie Gee and Susan Wolfson, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, Room B14, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"The Scholar as Artist or: A Conversation on Writing Poetry and Fiction As An Academic"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Apr 24
Kent Puckett, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Caucus Racing"

Reception in Thorp Library to follow talk.

Apr 21
Lee Edelman, Department of English, Tufts University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Enjoyment, Enslavement, and the Queerness of Bad Education"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

 

Apr 17
David Scott, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
Hinds Library - McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Stuart Hall's Voice"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Apr 17
McCormick 106 4: 00 PM

Save the Date! Majors Colloquium

Apr 17
Anjuli Gunaratne, Department of English, Princeton University
40 McCosh Hall 12: 30 PM

"Criminal Sovereignties: Literature, Decolonization, and International Law"

Apr 16
Jennifer Moxley, Department of English, University of Maine and Andrea Brady, Department of English, Queen Mary, University of London
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"A Poetry Reading

Reception to be held in 40 McCosh Hall following the talk.

Apr 16
Cristobal Silva, Department of English and Comparative Literature
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Georgic Fantasies: James Grainger and the Poetics of West-Indian Sugar"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Co-sponsored by the Department of English 18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium and the Program in American Studies.

Apr 15
Joseph Moshenska, Faculty of English, Trinity College, London
Hinds Library, Room B14, McCosh Hall 6: 00 PM

"Sir Kenelm Digby's Interruptions: Piracy and the Form of Romance in the 1620s"

 

Apr 09
Sara Marcus, Department of English, Princeton University
McCosh Hall, Room 40 12: 30 AM

" 'What do you want?' Noise and Political Desire on the Cusp of Black Power"

Apr 08
Raphael Lyne, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Hinds Library 4: 30 PM

"Renaissance Drama and Social Cognition"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Mar 27
Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University
Woolworth Center, Room 106 4: 30 PM

MARK ANTHONY NEAL: "TRAPPED IN THE SOUL CLOSET

Mar 27, 2014, 4:30 p.m.  ·  Room 106, Woolworth Center

Mark Anthony Neal Duke University "Trapped in the Soul Closet" Thursday March 27 at 4:30 pm Woolworth 106 Cosponsored by the Department of English and the Program in American Studies Support provided by the Princeton University Lewis Center for the Arts Thanks to the Program for Gender and Sexuality Studies for additional co-sponsorship

Mar 25
William Keach, Department of English, Brown University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Romantic Writing in Rome and (Post) Napoleonic Cultural Property"

Reception in Thorp Library will follow talk.

Mar 11
Britt Rusert, Department of English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

" 'The Princess Steel': Du Bois's Fantasy Fiction"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Mar 10
Bill Brown, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"The Unhuman Condition (Hannah Arendt/Bruno Latour)"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Mar 06
Maggie Kilgour, Department of English, McGill University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Milton's Theban Saga"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Department of Classics and the Program in Canadian Studies

Mar 06
James Eli Adams, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"History as Seduction: Wilde and the Fascination of Heredity"

Mar 05
Sadia Abbas, Department of English, Program in Women and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"How Injury Travels"

Feb 26
Cynthia Wall, Department of English, University of Virginia
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Grammars of Approach: Architecture, Typography, and Narrative Consciousness"

Reception in the Thorp Library, McCosh Hall, to follow talk.

Feb 20
Emily Steiner, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"John Trevisa and Late Medieval Literary Culture"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Feb 20
Kalpana Rahita Seshadri, Department of English, Boston College
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"The Community of Others"

Feb 18
Amy Hungerford, Department of English, Yale University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Science, Fiction, and Literary Method"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Feb 17
Ariana Reines, Poet and Cecilia Vicuña, Poet
Joseph Henry House 4: 30 PM

“A Poetry Reading by Ariana Reines and Cecilia Vicuña”

Reception at the Joseph Henry House to follow talk.

Feb 12
Quentin Skinner, School of History, Queen Mary, University of London and Laurence S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor of Distinguished Teaching Center for Human Values, Princeton University
28 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Why Shylock Loses His Case: Judicial Rhetoric in The Merchant of Venice"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Dec 11
Daniel Wright, Department of English, University of Toronto
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"George Eliot's Vagueness"

 

Dec 09
Imani Owens, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for African-American Studies, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

" 'It Was Not Sepia, Georgia, but a Backwoods Village in Barbados:' The Folk, Empire and Modernity in Jean Toomer's Cane and Eric Walrond's Tropic Death"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Dec 02
Rebecca Bushnell, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Time, Tragedy, and the Book of Doctor Faustus"

Reception in Thorp Library to follow talk.

Dec 02
Rachel Gaubinger, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

"Sisterhood and the Voiceless Language of E.M. Forster's Howards End"

Nov 25
Mollie Eisenberg, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

" 'Books--and crime, of course': Dorothy L. Sayers, Metatext, and Genre Anxiety"

Nov 21
Anne Danielsen, University of Oslo
Woolworth 106 4: 30 PM

Part of the Musicology Colloquium Series 2013-14

Microrhythm in Groove-based Music

Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Program in American Studies

For more information, visit http://www.princeton.edu/music/

 

 

 
Nov 21
Zahid Chaudhary, Department of English, Princeton University
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Nov 20
Professor Nigel Smith
Hinds Library 4: 30 PM

Details TBA

Nov 12
Kameron Collins, Department of English, Princeton University
40 McCosh Hall 12: 30 PM

"Critical Race Personhood"

Nov 11
Mrinalini Chakravorty, Department of English, University of Virginia and Zahid Chaudhary, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

"From Seminar Paper to Article"

Lunch will be provided

Sponsored by the Department of English.

 

Nov 07
Thomas Otten, Department of English, Boston University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Natural Histories from the Future: On WALL-E and The Road"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Nov 06
Tom Pickard, Poet and Rich Owens, Poet
40 McCosh Hall 6: 00 PM

"Poetry Reading by Tom Pickard and Rich Owens"

Nov 06
Tom Pickard
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Nov 06
Tom Pickard,Poet, Rich Owens, Poet, and Meredith Martin, Department of English, Princeton University
Firestone Room, Mathey College 12: 00 PM

"A Discussion with Tom Pickard, Rich Owens and Meredith Martin"

Lunch will be provided.

Oct 23
Sarah Rivett, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

"Natural History, Indian Vocabularies, and the Sovereignty of Land and Language in Jeffersonian America"

Lunch will be provided

Oct, Oct 09, Oct, Oct 23
TBA 12: 00 PM
Oct 22
Deak Nabers, Department of English, Brown University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Doctrines and Credibility: Nuclear Strategy, Rawlsian Liberalism, and New Journalism"

Reception in the Thorp Library, McCosh Hall, to follow talk.

Oct 22
Brian Cummings, English and Related Literature, University of York, U.K.
East Pyne, Room 127 12: 00 PM

"Erasmus and the Invention of Literature"

Lunch will be provided.

Oct 17
Jed Esty, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Is the (American) Western an Irish Genre?: John Ford and Empire"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Oct 15
Rachel Teukolsky, Department of English, Vanderbilt University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

"After Benjamin: Theorizing Visual Culture in the Victorian Mediascape"

Oct 10
Professor Brent Edwards, Columbia University & Kevin Young, Distinguished Poet
Jones Hall, Room 100 4: 30 PM

Intersections Joint Lecture/Conversation: A Jazz Studies Critical Conversation

Brent Edwards:  http://english.columbia.edu/people/profile/381

Kevin Young: http://www.blueflowerarts.com/booking/kevin-young

Oct 09
Kevin Young, Distinguished Poet and National Book Award Finalist
McCosh Hall, Room 40 4: 30 PM
Oct, Oct 09, Oct, Oct 23
TBA 12: 00 PM
Oct 02
Sandra Macpherson, Department of English, Ohio State University and Visiting Associate Professor of English, Council of the Humanities, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Queer Immobility and the History of the Novel"

Sep 24
Drew Daniel, Department of English, Johns Hopkins
Hinds Library (B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM


"Syllogisms and Tears in Timon of Athens"

Reception in the Thorp Library, McCosh Hall, to follow talk.

Sep 18
Isabelle Bour, Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Translators on Translation: The Anglo-French Divide"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

2012-2013

May 01
Ariana Reilly, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"A Romance Re-Tailored: Sartor Resartus and the Love Letters of Jane and Thomas Carlyle"

Apr 23
Matthew Hart, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University; Vice President of ASAP, The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Apr 23
Matthew Hart, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

" 'A Fossil of Time Future': J.G. Ballard's Shanghai"

Apr 22
Kirstie Blair, Stirling University, United Kingdom
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Apr 18
Timothy Bewes, Department of English, Brown University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

“A Sensorimotor Collapse? Deleuze, Rancière, Cinema, Literature”

Apr 17
Christopher Freeburg, Department of English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
34 McCosh Hall 12: 30 PM

"Violence, Racial Uplift, and the Personal Form," from Black Writers and the Unhistoric Life of Race (manuscript in progress)

 

Apr 11
Jonathan Kramnick, Department of English, Johns Hopkins University
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Presence of Mind"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Apr 10
10 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM
The topic of the colloquium this year is "Literature and Madness" (chosen by the students) and Michael Wood, Daphne Brooks, Zahid Chaudhary and Bill Gleason have graciously agreed to speak.
Apr 08
Clark Coolidge, Author
McCosh Hall 60 4: 30 PM


Author of 88 Sonnets and Book Beginning What and Ending Away

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Apr 02
John Wilkinson, Committee on Creative Writing, University of Chicago
Chancellor Green 103 6: 00 PM

" 'Reckitt's Blue': A Reading and Discussion"

Apr 02
Bart van Es, St. Catherine's College, Oxford, U.K.
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Shakespeare versus Blackfriars, 1600-1604"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Mar 28
Jini Kim Watson, Department of English, New York University
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Development, Debt, Detention: The Politics of Indebtedness from the Pacific Way to the Pacific Solution"

Mar 28
Lucy Harlow, Department of English, Princeton University
McCosh 40 12: 30 PM

"In the Workshop of My Imagination: Laborious Creativity in the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili"

Mar 27
Jordan Scott
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

 "The Poetics of Disfluency: Blert"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Mar 27
Rachel Gaubinger, Department of English, Princeton University
McCosh 26 12: 30 PM

"Sibling Rivalry as Narrative Form in Eliot's Mill on the Floss"

Mar 14
Kelly Swartz, Department of English, Princeton University
McCosh 40 12: 30 PM

"Maxims, Madmen, and Misanthropes: Frnacis Bacon Meets Jonathan Swift"

Mar 12
Charles LaPorte, Department of English, University of Washington
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

"The Bard, the Bible, and Victorian Interpretation"

Mar 07
Francisco Robles, Department of English, Princeton University
McCosh 40 12: 30 PM

"The 20th Century Geopolitics of the American Southwest"

Mar 05
Steven Pincus, Department of History, Yale University
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Gulliver's Travels, Anti-Slavery and Empire"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Feb 27
Peter Gizzi , Department of English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Threshold Songs: A Reading and Discussion"


Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Feb 26
Richard Kaye, Graduate Center, CUNY
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

" 'Oh God, There is No Woman in This': A Marriage Below Zero, the Somerset Family Scandals, and the Sodomitical Threat to the Victorian Family"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Feb 21
Joseph Slaughter, Department of English & Contemporary Literature, Columbia University
40 McCosh Hall 5: 30 PM

"However Incompletely, Human: Crusoe, Colonial Corporations, and Other Partial Creatures of Human Rights"

Feb 20
Christopher Rovee, Department of English, Louisiana State University
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Romanticism, Inc.: New Critical Professionalism and the Appreciation of Wordsworth"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

 

Feb 13
Patrick Moran, Princeton Writing Center, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"The Modernist Butterfly: Subtle Mimicry in the Early Twentieth Century Novel"

 

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Feb 13
Rhodri Lewis, St. Hugh's College, Oxford
McCosh Hall B45 4: 30 PM

"The Error of Our Eye Directs Our Mind: Shakespeare on Romantic Misapprehension

Dec 12
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM
A lunchtime colloquium for Graduate and Undergraduate Students
Dec 07
Eliza Richards, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Department of English and Comparative Literature
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"The Storms Behind the Storm We Feel: Melville's Civil War Weather Reports"

 

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Dec 06
Leah Price , Department of English Harvard University
60 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium -- "How To Do Things with Books"

A reception in the Thorp Library will follow the talk.

Nov 28
Michael Gamer , Department of English University of Pennsylvania
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM
Nov 20
Steven Meyer , Department of English Washington University of St. Louis
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

20th Century Colloquium -- "Beyond Interdisciplinarity: Indication, Togetherness, and Jamesian Modernism"

Nov 15
Jerry Passannante , Department of Comparative Literature University of Maryland, College Park
40 McCosh Hall 6: 30 PM

Renaissance Colloquium - "Catastrophizing: On Reading Disastrously in Shakespeare and Montaigne"

Nov 14
Sharon Mesmer Creative Writing Program New School and K. Silem Mohammad English and Writing Program Southern Oregon University
40 McCosh Hall 6: 00 PM

Contemporary Poetry Colloquium -- "A Poetry Reading with Sharon Mesmer and K. Silem Mohammad"

Nov 08
Jeff Dolven Department of English Director, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities Princeton University Wayne Koestenbaum Department of English Graduate School City University of New York Maureen McLane Department of English New York University Lytle Shaw Department of English New York University
Campus Club Dining Room, Prospect Street 4: 30 PM

Contemporary Poetry Colloquium -- "The Evening of the Poem: A Celebration of James Schuyler"

Nov 07
Hester Blum, Department of English, Penn State University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Americanist Colloquium -- "Oceanic Studies and the Terraqueous Planet"

Oct 25
Jed Esty, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania
McCosh 40 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk

Oct 24
Rachel Ablow, Department of English, SUNY, Buffalo
McCosh 40 4: 30 PM

"'Natural Magic': Harriet Martineau and the Body in Pain"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk

Oct 10
Hannah Crawforth , Centre for Editing Lives and Letters King's College, London
Hinds Library 4: 30 PM
Lecture by Hannah Crawforth , Centre for Editing Lives and Letters King's College, London
Oct 03
Stephen Orgel, Stanford University
TBD 4: 30 PM

Lecture by short-term visiting fellow Stephen Orgel.  More information to follow.

Sep 25
Rosanna Warren , English & Romance Studies Boston University and Bain-Swiggett Visiting Professor of Poetry Department of English Princeton University
McCosh 40 4: 30 PM