Symposia/Conferences

Upcoming Events

Sep 28
Danielle Bobker, Lynn Festa, Heather Keenleyside, Jonathan Kramnick, Ruth Mack, Sandra Macpherson, Helen Thompson and Nancy Yousef
TBA (All day)
Sep 29
Speakers include Danielle Bobker, Lynn Festa, Heather Keenleyside, Jonathan Kramnick, Ruth Mack, Sandra Macpherson, Helen Thompson and Nancy Yousef
TBA (All day)

Past Events

2016-2017

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.

Apr 07
East Pyne, McCormick 8: 00 AM
Apr 01
Zahid Chaudhary
TBA 9: 00 AM
Mar 29
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

Lunch will be provided.

Mar 28
McCosh 28 4: 30 PM

Come hear about the major from some of our professors and students.

Refreshments will be served.

We look forward to seeing you.

Mar 15
22 McCosh Hall, English Office 7: 30 AM

Deadline for the A. Scott Berg English Department Summer Fellowship Proposal. Open to prospective sophomore English concentrators and junior English concentrators.

Submit proposals on SAFE.

Mar 08
Andrew Cole, Department of English, Princeton University; Patrick W. Moran, Writing Program, Princeton University; Kiki Jamieson, President, The Fund for New Jersey, Author; Richard Present, Author; Bora Yoon, Composer, Performer, PhD candidate, Department of Music, Princeton University; Colette Johnson, PhD candidate, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

 

Co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature, Department of English, Department of French and Italian, Department of History, Princeton University Graduate School, Program in American Studies 

Reception at Prospect House to follow event.

Space for this event is limited. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here:  https://goo.gl/forms/qleXbHrrwnQvAS3p1

 

 

 

 

Feb 28
Gordon Hutner, Department of English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Hinds Library (Room B14, McCosh Hall) 12: 00 PM

"Scholarly Publishing Workshop: What, Where, When, and How"

Co- sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature, Department of English, English Department Graduate Action Committee, Program in American Studies

Lunch will be provided.

Jan 05
Philadelphia, PA 8: 00 AM
Dec 06
Hinds Library (McCosh Hall basement) 6: 00 PM

Open House for English Majors, prospective majors to get together and talk about the outcome of the election.

Dec 02
McCormick Hall, Room 106 (All day)

Sponsored by the 18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium, Americanist Colloquium, Council of the Humanities, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of English, English Graduate Action Committee, Program in American Studies

Oct 14
Matthew Klingle, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies, Bowdoin College; Nenette Luara-Shoaf, Associate Curator of Adult Learning and Interpretation of the Art Institute of Chicago
106 McCormick Hall (Princeton University Art Museum) 3: 00 PM

For the full conference schedule visit:

https://princetonh20.wordpress.com/

 

Sep 17
Various
TBA 9: 00 AM

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion, Humanities Council and the Department of English.

Sep 16
Laura Knoppers, Notre Dame University
010 East Pyne (lower level) 5: 00 PM

Hosted by the Northeast Milton Seminar

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion, Humanities Council and Department of English

Sep 12
Frick Chemistry lab 10: 00 AM

The Academic Expo brings together the many outstanding departments and programs that Princeton has to offer and will encourage freshmen to explore courses and consider various academic options.

Mar 08
Andrew Cole, Department of English, Princeton University; Briann Greenfield, New Jersey Council for the Humanities; Patrick Moran, Princeton University Writing Program; Richard Preston, Council of the Humanities, Program in American Studies, Princeton University; Moderator--Colette Johnson, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Alternatives to Academia: Panel Discussion

Reception at the Prospect House to follow event.

Apr 06
Oct 25
Stanhope 201 (All day)

Scholarly Panels and luncheon

For more details and a full schedule, please visit:

http://www.princeton.edu/prcw/schedule/

Apr 22
Thorp Library 10: 00 AM
Apr 18
Thorp Library 10: 00 AM
Apr 17
Apr 16

2015-2016

May 30
McCosh 50, Ceremony; McCosh Courtyard, Reception 1: 30 PM

English Department Class Day ceremony and reception.

May 06
Albrecht Koschorke, Konstanz University
010 East Pyne (lower level) 5: 00 PM

In recent years, theoretical developments across several disciplines (history, art history, literary studies) have highlighted the intrinsic dependence of the political in general, and early modern European politics in particular, on the suggestive powers of images and fictions.

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
May 04
Phillip Brian Harper, NYU
40 McCosh Hall (Entry #4) 12: 00 PM

http://english.fas.nyu.edu/object/PhillipHarper.html

 

Reservations required. Contact tarab@princeton.edu to reserve your space.

 

Apr 12
McCosh 2 12: 00 PM

Senior meeting regarding Comprehensive Exams

Apr 11
McCosh 66 11: 00 AM

Incoming Freshmen to meet with English Department Director of Undergraduate Studies

Apr 05
22 McCosh Hall 8: 00 AM

Senior thesis due in the English office by noon.

Apr 01
TBA
TBA 4: 30 PM

Free and open to the public, but registration required. For additional information and to register:

http://www.princeton.edu/ams/program-events

 

Conference organizer: Anne A. Cheng

Sponsored by the Program in American Studies; Co-sponsored by the Department of English, Princeton Environmental Institute, Council for the Humanities, Department of African American Studies, and the Department of Anthropology

Mar 29
McCosh 28 4: 30 PM
The English Department welcomes prospective majors to our sophomore open house on Tuesday, March 29 at 4:30p, rm McCosh 28. Come hear about the major from some of our professors and students.

Sign-in dates/times will be given out at the meeting.

Refreshments will be served.


           
           

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 04
Mark Burnett, Bradin Cormack, Katherine Hennessey, Garry Hynes, Patrick Lonergan, Barry McGovern, Conall Morrison, Fintan O'Toole, Lynne Parker, Owen Roe, Robert Sandberg, James Shapiro, Clair Wills, Michael Wood
James Stewart '32 Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street 4: 30 PM

http://fis.princeton.edu

Free and open to the public

Supported by The Lewis Center for the Arts, David A. Gardner Magic Fund, Global Shakespeare, Department of English, Princeton Fund for Irish Studies

 

Mar 04
Conference Organizers: Sarah Chihaya, Joshua Kotin, Kinohi Nishikawa
Aaron Burr 219 9: 00 AM

https://contemporary.princeton.edu/

Limited seating. Registration required.

 

Mar 03
Johanna Drucker, UCLA
McCormick 101 4: 30 PM

Join us for the start of The Contemporary, a three-day conference sponsored by the Dean for Research Innovation Fund for New Ideas in the Humanities; Department of English; Center for Digital Humanities; Program in American Studies; Program in Media + Modernity

The keynote lecture with Johanna Drucker is open to the public. No registration is required, however registration is required for The Contemporary Conference, March 4-5, 2016.

https://contemporary.princeton.edu/

 

 

Feb 26
TBD 2: 00 PM
Jan 08
Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, TX 5: 30 PM

Hosted by Princeton University's Department of English

Jan 07
Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX 9: 00 AM

Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Austin TX
http://www.mla.org/convention

 

Nov 12
Various
Betts Auditorium, School of Architeture 8: 00 AM

For further information visit: www.princeton.edu/piirs/conflictshorelines

Oct 23
Oct 20
Elaine Auyong, Department of English, University of Minnesota; Deidre Lynch, Department of English, Harvard University; Sophie Gee, Department of English, Princeton University; Co-Respondents: Kelly Swartz & Priyanka Jacob, ABD Students in the Department of English
111 East Pyne, Princeton University 4: 30 PM

"Believing What We Read" is a mini-symposium about belief in literature and culture, focusing on the question of how literary belief both resembles and radically departs from other forms of conviction. Two leading scholars of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, Deidre Lynch (Harvard) and Elaine Auyoung (Minnesota), will join Sophie Gee (Princeton) in presenting papers on the problem of Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment faith and cultural value.

Oct 05
McCosh 46 4: 30 PM

Seniors to meet with Professor Tamsen Wolff, Director of Undergraduate Studies.

 

Sep 14
Frick Chemistry Lab 10: 00 AM

Welcome Class of 2019! Stop by our table in the Frick Chemistry Lab atrium to learn more about English course offerings and requirements for becoming an English Major. Our faculty look forward to meeting you and answering your questions.

If you are unable to attend the expo and are thinking about becoming an English Major, attend our alumni panel discussion on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 from 4:30 - 5:45 PM in McCosh Hall, Room 40. This event is open to ALL PRINCETON STUDENTS, UNDERGRAD and GRADUATE STUDENTS. For more information, visit:

Sep 14
Chancellor Green Rotunda 8: 15 AM
 

SYMPOSIUM

What stories about power, difference, and belonging fuel the social crises we face today? How does visionary fiction offer us models for creating new possible worlds? Can the combined insights and interventions of artists, activists, and scholars plot a different course forward? “Ferguson is the Future” is part of an ongoing collaboration to imagine and create alternative worlds that are more just and representative of humanity.

2014-2015

May 05
22 McCosh Hall 4: 00 PM

Prize submissions due by 4:00pm in the English Office.

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 17
Alastair Bellany, Bradin Cormack, Kathy Eden, Peter Goodrich, Paul Halliday, Daniel Hulsebosch, Lorna Hutson, Sandra Macpherson, Margaret McGlynn, Bernadette Meyler, Mary Nyquist, Joshua Phillips, Jason Rosenblatt, Ethan Shagan, Barbara Shapiro, Nigel Smith, Tim Stretton, Henry Turner, Chris Warren, Luke Wilson
010 East Pyne, Princeton University 8: 00 AM

A Princeton Conference on Early Modern Law, Politics, and Literature

Registration is required.

EventBrite Registration Link (Deadline: Monday, April 13th, 2015):

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-english-legal-imaginary-1500-1700-ticke...

 

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 09
McCosh 28 4: 30 PM
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.

Apr 07
McCosh 22 12: 00 PM

Sr. Thesis due in English office by noon.

Mar 31
Professor Smith and Mell Bolen, Director of Study Abroad
McCosh 48 4: 30 PM

Who? Princeton students entering the Department of English or the Department of Comparative Literature
When? Fall of junior year (September 2015)
Where? University College London Apply now! Deadline has been extended to April 6, 2015

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

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 25
Maayan Dauber, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall, Room B14 10: 30 AM

"The Pathos of Modernism: Henry James, Virginia Woolf, and Gertrude Stein (with a coda on J.M. Coetzee)"

Feb 23
Tariq Ali
McCosh 10 5: 00 PM

The 12th Annual Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture

Tariq Ali is a journalist, writer and filmmaker. He has written more than two dozen books on world history and politics, and seven novels (translated into over a dozen languages) as well as scripts for the stage and screen. He is an editor of New Left Review and lives in London.

http://tariqali.org/

 

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 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.

Jan 08
Vancouver, BC (All day)

Modern Language Association Convention Reception, Friday, January 9, 2015 (5:00-7:00pm)

Dec 10
Campus Club, 5 Prospect Avenue, Princeton, NJ 5: 00 PM
Dec 10
McCosh 22 4: 00 PM

Twenty-page thesis draft submitted to advisor. Please sign in at the front office.

Nov 03
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

GAC Meeting

Lunch will be provided

Oct 17
Sponsored by: The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Graduate School, REEES, the Council of the Humanities, PIIRS, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, IHUM, the English Department, the Department of French and Italian, and the Program in European Cultural Studies
Various 10: 00 AM

Graduate Conference in Slavic Languages and Literatures

Princeton University

October 17-18, 2014

http://dumpsterdivingandsustainability.wordpress.com/

Oct 09
101 McCormick Hall (All day)

For full conference program and schedule visit:

www.princeton.edu/piirs/research/piirs-conferences-and-wor/derrida

Oct 02
McCosh 28 4: 30 PM

Open House meeting for English Department senior concentrators with the Departmental Representative.

Sep 29
Center for Digital Humanities, Green Hall 4: 30 PM


PLEASE JOIN US in welcoming Jean Bauer to Princeton at our OPEN HOUSE event, Monday, September 29th at 4:30pm at the new Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton in Green Hall.

Sep 19
McCosh 40 3: 00 PM

Blair Labatt ’69 will talk to interested English majors about what kind of businesses would be worthwhile for them to consider as career options.  He will discuss what kind of skills English majors should expect to use, and what sorts of quantitative skills might be needed to augment communication and writing skills. He will also discuss what kinds of summer internships juniors should pursue as a way of evaluating possible places to begin a career.

Sep 12
Keynote: Natalie Melas "The Fetish of Equivalence"
010 East Pyne, Princeton University 12: 30 PM

Free & Open to the Public

www.actsofcomparison.wordpress.com

2013-2014

May 13
James Rutherford, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall (Note Room Change) 4: 30 PM

"Irrational Actors: Literature and Logic in Early Modern England"

May 13
McCosh 22 (All day)

Deadline to submit all written work. 

May 06
McCosh 22 9: 00 AM
Apr 17
McCormick 106 4: 00 PM

Save the Date! Majors Colloquium

Apr 09
Slavoj Zizek, Mladen Dolar, Alenka Zupancic
46 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Symposium: Varieties of Materialism Today
Slavoj Zizek with Mladen Dolar and Alenka Zupancic

 

 

 

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.

Jan 09
Chicago (All day)
Nov 23
Keynote: Philip Round, University of Iowa, "Indigenous Frequencies: The Sound of Translation in Native America"
Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, 83 Prospect Avenue (All day)
Sponsored by the Program in American Studies, Department of History, Department of Anthropology, Department of English, Department of Religion, Princeton University Graduate School
Oct 24
Keynotes: Kay Mussell and Jennifer Crusie with Mary Bly/Eloisa James
Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture 5: 00 PM
Keynote Addresses and Roundtable Discussion

For more details and required registration, please visit:

http://www.princeton.edu/prcw/
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 18
Thorp Library, McCosh Hall 4: 00 PM

University Graduate Alum Conference, "Many Minds, Many Stripes"

Oct 18
Thorp Library, McCosh Hall 4: 00 PM

Department of English Graduate Alumni Reception

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"

2012-2013

May 02
Murray Dodge Hall 1: 30 PM

 

You Are Cordially Invited

To a Cooking Celebration

 

 

 

 

 Sponsored by ENG 223: Literature and Food

Thursday May 2, 2013

 

1:30 to 2:20pm

 

Murray Dodge Hall

 

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"

May 01
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM
Apr 30
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"A Crash Course in Criticism"

Apr 28
James M. Stewart '32 Theater - 185 Nassau Street 1: 00 PM
A MAN for the BOOKS A Gathering to honor the generosity of Leonard L. Milberg ’53
Apr 27
Thadious Davis, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania and Branka Arsic, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
127 East Pyne 9: 00 AM
Apr 26
Vanessa Place (Co-director of Les Figues Press), Monica de la Torre (School of the Arts, Writing Program, Columbia University), Timothy Donnelly (School of the Arts, Writing Program, Columbia University), Kent Johnson (Departments of English and Spanish, Highland Community College, Illinois), Jena Osman (Department of English, Creative Writing Program, Temple University) and Jeff Dolven (Department of English, Program in Humanistic Studies, Princeton University)
East Pyne 127 3: 00 PM

"Lament of the Makers: A Symposium on Conceptualism and Poetic Freedom"

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 17
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM
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
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM
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 27
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM
Mar 14
Cathy Caruth
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Graduate Workshop with Cathy Caruth

Mar 13
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM
Mar 11
TBA (All day)
Mar 08
Guyot Hall, Room 10 9: 00 AM

Presented by the Princeton Environmental Institute

Click Here for full event details.

Mar 05
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM
Feb 27
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM
Feb 21
Rod Ferguson (Minnesota) and Grace Hong (UCLA)
100 Jones Hall 4: 30 PM

The Intersections Working Group in English

 

Feb 15
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 07
106 McCormick 10: 00 AM
A roundtable forum featuring recent alumni from Princeton’s PhD in English program discussing the interdisciplinary study of race, gender, sexuality and class in their current research, on the job market, and in the classroom.
Dec 06
Mahmoud Mamdani
10 McCosh Hall 5: 00 PM
Mahmood Mamdani will deliver this year’s Edward W. Said ‘57 Memorial Lecture. His lecture is entitled “Settler Colonialism: Then and Now” and will take place on December 6th at 5PM in McCosh 10 at Princeton University.
Oct 27
n/a (All day)
Oct 04
Stephen Orgel, Stanford University
Hinds Library 12: 00 PM

Graduate Seminar with short-term visiting fellow Stephen Orgel

2008-2009

Oct 16
Phillip Campbell and Charis Thompson
archive 4: 30 PM

Editor-in-Chief of Nature magazine Philip Campbell joins bioethics scholar Charis Thompson in a debate about the relationship between the idea of “pure science” and the ethical, racial, and gender politics of scientific inquiry, highlighting the importance of an ongoing dialogue between the Sciences and the Humanities for our present and future.  Co-sponsored by the Center for Human Values and the Princeton Environmental Institute.