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Featured Thesis: English Major Jack Lohmann explores Nauru, where the environmental future is now
Jack Lohmann, a Princeton English major and environmental studies certificate student, spent a month on the Pacific island of Nauru for his senior thesis documenting life and politics in a destroyed environment. Strip mining for phosphate during the 20th century reduced the 8-square-mile nation to a narrow ring of coastal plain surrounding a moonscape of towering limestone spires and deep chasms (shown).
Connect: Harnessing the Power of Words
University communicators gathered last week for a Princeton Writes symposium titled “Connect: Harnessing the Power of Words.” The English department's acting chair, Jeff Dolven, led a master class called “Writing with Styles.”
‘Reading’ Toni Morrison: Students explore Princeton’s literary icon from archive to page
This semester, two courses are immersing students in the works of writer Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, and a Nobel laureate.
Congratulations to Mara Isaacs on her Tony-nominated musical, HADESTOWN
Mara Isaacs, who is currently co-teaching ENG/THR 382: International Theatre: Plays and Politics with Professor Tamsen Wolff, is the lead producer of the musical HADESTOWN, which received 14 Tony Award nominations this week, more than any other musical in the running.
ENG395-AMS384: Literature, Food, and the American Racial Diet Cook-off
Students from ENG 395/AMS 384/GSS 301 developed recipes and cooked dishes based on their research into the relationship that food culture (broadly conceived as including kinds of food, ideas of taste, rituals surrounding food, aspects of American foodways, environmentalism, history of food, and more) bears to American racial dynamics then and now. The goal is to combine practice with research, to encounter food as material and as a critical site for racial reflection.
English Majors Colloquium Considers “(Re)Visionary Writing”
On the evening of April 30, department faculty and senior English majors gathered in McCormick Hall for the annual English Majors Colloquium. Every year, the English majors of the senior class ask three professors to deliver brief talks on a theme; this year, Professors Anne Cheng, Diana Fuss, and Russ Leo addressed the theme of “(Re)Visionary Writing.”
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