Readings

Past Events

2016-2017

May 01
Lytle Shaw, New York University
40 McCosh Hall (Entry #4) 4: 30 PM

Postwar New York: A Workshop Series

Organized by Joshua Kotin, Department of English

Write jkotin@princeton.edu for precirculated papers.

Sponsored by the David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project in the Council of the Humanities

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Full Series:

Deborah Nelson (University of Chicago), “Susan Sontag: An-aesthetics and Agency,” Tuesday, February 28, 4:30pm, McCosh 40

Apr 25
B14 McCosh Hall (Hinds Library) 12: 00 PM
Apr 24
Imani Perry, Princeton University
40 McCosh Hall (Entry #4) 4: 30 PM

Postwar New York: A Workshop Series

Organized by Joshua Kotin, Department of English

Write jkotin@princeton.edu for precirculated papers.

Sponsored by the David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project in the Council of the Humanities

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Full Series:

Deborah Nelson (University of Chicago), “Susan Sontag: An-aesthetics and Agency,” Tuesday, February 28, 4:30pm, McCosh 40

Apr 11
B14 McCosh Hall (Hinds Library) 12: 00 PM
Apr 10
GerShun Avilez, University of North Carolina
40 McCosh Hall (Entry #4) 4: 30 PM

Postwar New York: A Workshop Series

Organized by Joshua Kotin, Department of English

Write jkotin@princeton.edu for precirculated papers.

Sponsored by the David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project in the Council of the Humanities

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Full Series:

Deborah Nelson (University of Chicago), “Susan Sontag: An-aesthetics and Agency,” Tuesday, February 28, 4:30pm, McCosh 40

Apr 04
Jeff Dolven, Princeton University
40 McCosh Hall (Entry #4) 4: 30 PM

Postwar New York: A Workshop Series

Organized by Joshua Kotin, Department of English

Write jkotin@princeton.edu for precirculated papers.

Sponsored by the David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project in the Council of the Humanities

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Full Series:

Deborah Nelson (University of Chicago), “Susan Sontag: An-aesthetics and Agency,” Tuesday, February 28, 4:30pm, McCosh 40

Mar 30
Christina Sharpe, Tufts University
TBA 12: 00 PM
Mar 14
B14 McCosh Hall (Hinds Library) 12: 00 PM
Mar 01
Kimberly Brown, Mount Holyoke University
TBA 12: 00 PM
Feb 21
B14 McCosh Hall (Hinds Library) 12: 00 PM
Dec 08
B14 McCosh Hall (Hinds Library) 12: 00 PM
Nov 17
Frist A03, Class of 1952 Room 12: 00 PM
Nov 16
B14 McCosh Hall (Hinds Library) 12: 00 PM
Nov 15
B14 McCosh Hall (Hinds Library) 12: 00 PM
Oct 26
Gregor Moder, University of Ljubljana
111 East Pyne 4: 30 PM

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Oct 26
B14 McCosh Hall (Hinds Library) 12: 30 PM
Oct 25
B14 McCosh Hall (Hinds Library) 12: 00 PM
Sep 19
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Associate Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California
101 McCormick (Princeton Art Museum) 4: 30 PM

Acclaimed French author of The Heart, Maylis de Kerangal, and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen read from and discuss their work.

 

 

Sep 19
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Associate Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California
106 McCormick Hall (Princeton University Art Museum) 12: 00 PM

2015-2016

May 27
Various ENG Faculty
40 McCosh Hall (Entry #4) 10: 30 AM

POEMS BEFORE LUNCH.  Friday, May 27, 2106.  10:30am - 11:30am, McCosh 40

What do we reach for, when we reach for a poem? Professors Bill Gleason, Anne Cheng, Kinohi Nishikawa, Susan Wolfson, and Esther Schor will be answering this question by sharing some of our favorite poems.  The reading will be followed by discussion and refreshments. Come and listen, discuss if you feel so moved, and if you're inclined to recommend a poem to us, we'd love to hear from you.  Everyone will receive a list of recommended poems for summer reading. We look forward to welcoming you back to McCosh!

May 06
Julianne Werlin (Duke University), Deborah Blocker (UC Berkeley), Kirill Ospovat (St. Petersburg/Princeton University), Joel Lande (Princeton University), Albrecht Koschorke (Konstanz University)
East Pyne 127 & 010 1: 30 PM
Fantasies of Power:
 Drama, Politics and Aesthetics in Early Modern Europe
 
An Afternoon Workshop
 Friday, 6 May, 2016
 
Free registration: http://goo.gl/for
Apr 26
Bradin Cormack
McCosh Hall, Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Apr 25
McCosh Hall, Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Apr 18
McCosh Hall, Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Mar 29
Zahid Chaudhary
McCosh Hall, Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Mar 23
Eben Kirksey, Joao Biehl & William Gleason in Conversation
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street 6: 00 PM
In an era of global warming, natural disasters, endangered species, and devastating pollution, writing on the environment largely focuses on doomsday scenarios. Eben Kirksey suggests we reject such apocalyptic thinking and instead find possibilities in the wreckage of ongoing disasters. We hope you will join us for a panel discussion and q&a.
 
 
Symbiotic associations of opportunistic plants, animals, and microbes are flourishing in unexpected places.
Mar 15
TBD 4: 30 PM
Mar 07
McCosh Hall, Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
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 22
McCosh Hall, Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Feb 19
Julian Street Library, Wilson College 6: 00 PM

We will take turns reading from this magnificent work, and proceed across twelve books, from beginning to end, to meditate together on Milton's fundamental questions of knowledge and temptation, predestination, sex and gender, the order of things, the origins of evil and the fate of mankind.

Feb 16
TBD 4: 30 PM
Feb 16
Meredith Martin
McCosh Hall, Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Feb 08
McCosh Hall, Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Jan 19
40 McCosh Hall (Entry #4) 4: 30 PM
Dec 10
Stuart Calton, Verity Spott, Keston Sutherland
010 East Pyne (lower level) 6: 00 PM

Poetry reading and music. Reception to follow. Registration required:  http://www.unitedkingdompoets.eventbrite.com

Featuring:

Stuart Calton  http://www.barquepress.com/authors.php?i=6

Verity Spott  http://twotornhalves.blogspot.co.uk/

Dec 08
40 McCosh Hall (Entry #4) 4: 30 PM
Dec 08
Maria DiBattista
McCosh Hall, Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Dec 01
Brian Eugenio Herrera
McCosh Hall, Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Brian will be discussing his new book -- Latin Numbers: Playing Latino in Twentieth-Century U.S. Popular Performance From the conga line to West Side Story to Ricky Martin, how popular performance prompted American audiences to view Latinos as a distinct (and distinctly non-white) ethnic group. https://www.press.umich.edu/8087514/latin_numbers Open to Princeton University students. RSVP tarab@princeton.edu
Nov 30
Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Nov 19
Natalie Diaz
McCosh 60 (entry #6) 4: 30 PM

The Intersections Working Group presents

Natalie Diaz, poet and Hodder Fellow, language conservationist and Mojave activist, will be speaking on November 19th, at 4:30pm, in McCosh 60. The title of her talk is "The Paradox of Gesture and Language: Can I enact what I have no words for?" We hope you'll join us for the lecture and the reception afterwards.

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...

 

Nov 10
McCosh Hall, Hinds Library, B14 4: 30 PM
Nov 09
Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Oct 26
Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Oct 20
40 McCosh Hall (Entry #4) 4: 30 PM
Oct 15
Julia Lee, UNLV and Princeton alumna
40 McCosh Hall (Entry #4) 4: 30 PM

Intersections Working Group presents: Julia Lee. Julia Lee is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. She is the author of The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel (Oxford, 2010) and has published articles in Symbiosis, Nineteenth-Century Literature, and African American Review.

Oct 12
Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Oct 01
Roger Berlind '52, Landon Jones, Jr. '66, William Kelly, III '71, Blair Labatt '69, Alan Thomas '81; Also attending, A. Scott Berg '71, William Germano, Susan Mizruchi *85, Richard Preston *83, Neil Rudenstine '56, Annalyn Swan '73
40 McCosh Hall (Entry #4) 4: 00 PM

A panel discussion with Princeton alumni speaking about their careers after graduating with a degree in English. Refreshments will be served.

*This event is OPEN TO ALL PRINCETON STUDENTS, UNDERGRADS & GRADS.

Sep 28
Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Sep 24
Michele Wallace
4 McCosh Hall (Entry #1 or B) 4: 30 PM

Michele Wallace, a feminist scholar, writer and educator, was born on January 4, 1952 in New York City to Robert Earl Wallace, a musician, and Faith Ringgold, a well-known artist and author. In 1978, at age 26, she published her first book, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman, setting off a maelstrom of controversy in the black community and beyond. In 1990 Wallace published Invisibility Blues: From Pop to Theory.

2014-2015

Apr 30
Johanna Malt, King's College London
East Pyne 127 4: 30 PM

The Avant-Garde 1900-1940

Workshop Series

Organizers: Joshua Kotin (Princeton Department of English), Effie Rentzou (Princeton Department of French)

Co-sponsors:

David A. Gardner Magic Project, Department of English, Department of French and Italian, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Program in European Cultural Studies, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities

Apr 28
Ruth Ozeki and Chang-rae Lee
10 McCosh Hall (Building Entry Door #1, A or B) 4: 30 PM

Sea Changes: A Conversation with Ruth Ozeki (A Tale for the Time Being) and Chang-rae Lee (On Such a Full Sea)

Moderated by Anne Cheng and Sarah Chihaya

Open to the public

 

Sponsored by the Department of English, Program in American Studies, Jaqueliyne Hata Alexander '84 P14 Fund for Japanese American Studies, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton Environmental Institute, Council for the Humanities, Fund for Canadian Studies, University Center for Human Values and the Department of Comparative Literature

 

Note: Updated location, now McCosh Hall 10

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
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 20
Katie Chenoweth
Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Apr 16
Christopher Bush, Northwestern University
East Pyne 127 4: 30 PM

The Avant-Garde 1900-1940

Workshop Series

Organizers: Joshua Kotin (Princeton Department of English), Effie Rentzou (Princeton Department of French)

Co-sponsors:

David A. Gardner Magic Project, Department of English, Department of French and Italian, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Program in European Cultural Studies, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities

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

Slavoj Žižek: FIGURES OF NEGATIVITY

 


 

Apr 13
Slavoj Žižek
46 McCosh Hall (capacity 166) 4: 30 PM

Slavoj Žižek: FIGURES OF NEGATIVITY

 


 

Apr 09
Robert Adamson and Devin Johnston
Chancellor Green 105 4: 30 PM

Robert Adamson is one of Australia's most eminent poets, and is a writer, editor and publisher. He has published 15 books of poetry. He has acted as President of the Poetry Society, editor of the Poetry Society of Australia's magazine, New Poetry, and poetry reviewer for Australia's national newspaper, The Australian.

Apr 07
Slavoj Žižek
46 McCosh Hall (capacity 166) 4: 30 PM

Slavoj Žižek: FIGURES OF NEGATIVITY

 


 

Apr 07
Dan Blank
Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Apr 06
Slavoj Žižek
46 McCosh Hall (capacity 166) 4: 30 PM

Slavoj Žižek: FIGURES OF NEGATIVITY

 


 

Apr 01
Slavoj Žižek
46 McCosh Hall (capacity 166) 4: 30 PM

Slavoj Žižek: FIGURES OF NEGATIVITY

 


 

Mar 30
Lisa Lowe, Tufts University
010 East Pyne, Princeton University 4: 30 PM
http://www.princeton.edu/ams/program-events/ The Program in American Studies is delighted to host a lecture by Lisa Lowe, Professor of English and American Studies and a member of the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diapsora at Tufts University, on Monday, March 30th at 4:30pm in 010 East Pyne. Professor Lowe will be speaking about her forthcoming new book The Intimacy of Four Continents. Please save the date.
Mar 30
Slavoj Žižek
46 McCosh Hall (capacity 166) 4: 30 PM

Slavoj Žižek: FIGURES OF NEGATIVITY

Mar 25
Emily Nussbaum, Elizabeth Minkel, Jamie Broadnax, Heidi Tandy, Anne Jamison
Robertson Hall 100, Dodds Auditorium 7: 00 PM

An evening discussion featuring (among others):

Emily Nussbaum, Television critic for The New Yorker
Elizabeth Minkel, Fandom/digital culture columnist at The New Statesman and The Millions
Jamie Broadnax, Creator of the groundbreaking website and podcast Black Girl Nerds
Heidi Tandy, Intellectual Property Attorney and long time fangirl
Anne Jamison, Associate Professor of English, University of Utah, and author of Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking over the World (2013)

Mar 23
Andrew Miller
Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Mar 12
Harsha Ram, University of California, Berkeley
East Pyne 127 4: 30 PM

The Avant-Garde 1900-1940

Workshop Series

Organizers: Joshua Kotin (Princeton Department of English), Effie Rentzou (Princeton Department of French)

Co-sponsors:

David A. Gardner Magic Project, Department of English, Department of French and Italian, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Program in European Cultural Studies, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities

Mar 10
Melanie Mohn
Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Feb 23
Sarah Case
Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Feb 10
Hinds Library, B14 12: 00 PM
Dec 09
Hinds Library 12: 00 PM

Professor Sarah Chihaya to present

Dec 04
David Ball
Labyrinth Books, Nassau Street 6: 00 PM

David Ball - False Starts: The Rhetoric of Failure and the Making of American Modernism

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Labyrinth Books Princeton

http://labyrinthbooks.com/events_detail.aspx?evtid=792

Nov 10
Nick Sousanis
McCosh 48 4: 30 PM

Intersections Working Group presents: Nick Sousanis

Nick Sousanis is the first academic to compose his entire dissertation in comics form. Get a sneak-peek of his forthcoming book Unflattening and hear how his groundbreaking work can change the way you think about academic writing. Sousanis earned his doctorate in education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and is currently Eyes High Postdoctoral Fellow in Comics Studies at the University of Calgary.

Sponsored by the Intersections Working Group.

Oct 07
Joshua Bennett
10 McCosh Hall 5: 00 PM

Wilson College Signature Lecture Series

algorithm & blues:
a reading by  Joshua Bennett

Oct. 7 2014
McCosh 10
5 pm

More info: www.princeton.edu/wilsoncollege/signatureseries/

Oct 02
Professor Nathaniel Mackey, Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing, Duke University
McCosh 40 4: 30 PM

Lecture and poetry reading.

Nathaniel Mackey, Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing at Duke University, Princeton University Alumnus, Author and Award-Winning Poet reads from his work.

Sponsored by the Intersections Working Group in the Department of English and the Center for African American Studies.

Reception to follow.

Sep 30
Hinds Library 12: 00 PM

Professor Vance Smith to present

2013-2014

Apr 07
Tan Lin
McCormick 106 4: 30 PM

Reading by poet, Tan Lin, followed with conversation between graphic artist and inaugural Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts at the Lewis Center for the Arts, Danielle Aubert and Professor Anne Cheng.

Click here to see a video recording of the program.

Feb 21
McCosh Hall, Room B14 (Hinds Library) 5: 00 PM

 

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Oct 14
Samo Tomsic, Humboldt University (Berlin)
McCosh 40 4: 30 PM

Reading group open to faculty and graduate students. Contact Andrew Cole at acole@princeton.edu for more details.

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 01
Professor of English, Alexandra Vazquez
McCosh Hall, Hinds Library B14 4: 30 PM

The Department of English's History of a Book seminar is a biannual series of lectures/discussions on how a book of criticism came to be. Guest speakers bring to the table not a work in progress, but a finished book, between covers, and they explain how it got made.

Sep 26
Jeff Dolven
Labyrinth Books, Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 6: 00 PM

2012-2013

Apr 19
Michael Wood, Siri Hustvedt and Paul Auster
Campus Club Living Room 4: 30 PM
In honor of Professor Michael Wood’s many contributions to the English and Comparative Literature departments here at Princeton, the Graduate Action Committee (GAC) will be holding a celebration at the Campus Club on Friday, April 19th.
Apr 03
John Wilkinson, Department of English, University of Chicago
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 1: 30 PM

"W.S. Graham and Abstract Lyric"

Feb 08
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 6: 00 PM
Marathon reading of John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost on Friday 8 February in the Hinds LIbrary in McCosh (Room B14). We will begin at 6 PM and continue until we finish the poem, probably around 3 or 4 AM. We will take turns reading from this magnificent work, and proceed across twelve books, from beginning to end, to meditate together on Milton's fundamental questions of knowledge and temptation, predestination, the order of things, the origins of evil and the fate of mankind.
Oct 17
Robert Massie
Whig Hall 6: 00 PM

The American Whig-Cliosophic Society and Labyrinth Books Present Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Massie, author of Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman for a discussion of his book. Book signing to follow.