Susan Wolfson will deliver a lecture at a conference "New Directions in Gender, a Conference in Honor of Anne K. Mellor at UCLA/Clark Library, October 19-20, 2012.
Claudia Johnson's interview with the ABC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, "New Evidence Suggests Portrait of Jane Austen is Authentic", was broadcast this past summer, June 27, 2012.
The Princeton Prosody Archive has been awarded an Mellon Foundation Officer's Grant for the 2012-2013 academic year to fund the creation of the first data set for the archive.
Robert Sandberg's play IRL: In Real Life is being toured throughout the 2012-2013 season by George Street Playhouse through a grant from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation. From shared text messages, exploited secret photos and threatening online conversations, cyber-bullying reaches every facet of the students' lives and leads to consequences everyone needs to face. This production investigates how students can take an active role to end cyber-bullying.
Starting in the summer of 2012, Princeton University and the Princeton English Department started an initiative with the Bread Loaf School of English to bring three to four of our outstanding rising seniors to the Bread Loaf program at Lincoln College, Oxford.
The English Dept is spearheading a new series of courses on Asian American literature and culture, including the inaugural course this Fall: Law, Bodies, and the Everyday, taught by Prof. Anne Cheng with Judge Denny Chin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as occasional co-instructor.
The Critical Encounters series presents a special student reading of an exciting new play about the Bunker twins (the original so-called Siamese Twins) entitled I Dream of Chang and Eng.
Anne Cheng’s Second Skin: Josephine Baker and the Modern Surface was awarded Honorable Mention for the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize for 2012.