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Intersections: "Building Along the Borders" Roundtable Posted December 11, 2012 "Intersections" working group's first event: “Building Along the Borders”: Intersectionality & Interdisciplinary Studies in English
English Major Stephanie Tam wins Sachs Prize Posted December 6, 2012 Stephanie Tam (Class of 2013) has been named one of the two recipients of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, one of the highest awards given to Princeton undergraduates.
Russ Leo, Milton Award
Prof. Russ Leo wins Milton Society award Posted December 6, 2012 Assistant Professor, Russ Leo's article "Milton's Aristotelian Experiments: Tragedy, Lustratio, and 'Secret refreshings' in Samson Agonistes" (from the 2011 Milton Studies) is one of the two co-winners for the Milton Society's annual James Holly Hanford Award for a distinguished essay on Milton.
Simon Gikandi to Receive MLA's James Russell Lowell Prize Posted December 4, 2012 New York, NY – 4 December 2012 – The Modern Language Association of America today announced it is awarding its forty-third annual James Russell Lowell Prize to Simon Gikandi, of Princeton University, for his book Slavery and the Culture of Taste
New Spring Course: ENG 374 - Life Writing: The Art of Biography Posted December 4, 2012 A seminar on great (and highly readable) biographies and autobiographies
The Pleasure Garden, from Vauxhall to Coney Island
Deborah Nord, "Night and Day: Illusion and Carnivalesque at Vauxhall" Posted December 3, 2012 Faculty Member, Deborah Nord's article "Night and Day: Illusion and Carnivalesque at Vauxhall" will appear in a book edited by Jonathan Conlin later this month.
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New Spring Course: ENG 405 - Contemporary Poetry Posted December 3, 2012 This seminar focuses on poetry books published in 2012 and 2013.
New Spring Course: ENG 223 - Literature & Food Posted December 3, 2012 This course explores both the joyful and the dark sides of eating and traces how “taste” informs the various ways in which we ingest the world.
18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium -- "How To Do Things with Books" Posted December 3, 2012 Leah Price , Department of English Harvard University
New Spring Course: ENG 305 - Contemporary Literary Theory Posted December 3, 2012 Survey of central debates in cultural and literary studies focusing on texts in contemporary theory that formulate an understanding of the self. Course follows shifts between structuralism, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, and Marxism.
The Annotated Frankenstein
History of a Book Talk: "The Annotated Frankenstein" Posted November 30, 2012 POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE
Roy Scranton participates in University Veteran's Day Panel Posted November 16, 2012 Daily Princetonian article on the discussion at a recent Veteran's Day panel.
Michael Gamer presentation
Michael Gamer talk: "Re-collection's Intranquility" Posted November 16, 2012 Michael Gamer, Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, presented a talk entitled "Re-collection's Intranquility" to our Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Colloquium on Wednesday, November 28 at 4:30 p.m. in 40 McCosh Hall.
Elaine Showalter receives the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism Posted November 8, 2012 Elaine Showalter received the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin.
Gleason's "Sites Unseen" chosen as runner-up for John Hope Franklin prize Posted November 6, 2012 Bill Gleason's "Sites Unseen" has been chosen by American Studies Association as one of three runners-up for the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize for best book in American Studies in 2011.
Elaine Showalter honorary degree
Elaine Showalter receives honorary degree from St. Andrews Posted November 6, 2012

Emeritus Professor, Elaine Showalter, recently received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of St. Andrews.  Read the laureation address on the St. Andrews website.

 Junior Seminar in London (University College London study abroad program) on a tour, 2012.
Students reflect on UCL Junior Seminar 2012 Posted October 26, 2012

Life After Study Abroad: Students reflect on UCL Junior Seminar 2012.

Read the story in the Daily Princetonian here.

Read the web story on the Princeton University homepage: In London, contemporary British literature comes to life.

"Jane Austen's Cults and Cultures," by Claudia L. Johnson Posted October 22, 2012 Claudia L. Johnson's new book, "Jane Austen's Cults and Cultures," was recently published by the University of Chicago Press.
Daphne Brooks article published in "The Nation" Posted October 22, 2012 Daphne Brooks' article on Whitney Houston recently published.
Professor William Gleason published in Princeton Alumni Weekly Posted October 18, 2012 Professor William Gleason - October 10, 2012 - Princeton Alumni Weekly article: Goodnight, iPad?: Children’s literature in a digital age.

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