Events

Jan 21
Camey VanSant, Department of English, Princeton University
40 McCosh Hall 10: 00 AM

Novel Subjects: Nineteenth-Century Fiction and the Transformation of British Subjecthood

Dissertation advisers:  Claudia Johnson, Deborah Nord, Esther Schor

Dissertation is available for review in 22 McCosh Hall.

Jan 29
Matthew P. Ritger, Department of English, Princeton University
40 McCosh Hall 2: 00 PM

Objects of Correction: Literature and the Birth of Modern Punishment

Dissertation Advisers:  Leonard Barkan, Bradin Cormack, Sophie Gee, Nigel Smith

Dissertation is available for review in 22 McCosh Hall.

Feb 04
Irene Yoon, LARB Workshop Director
McCosh B14 (Hinds Library)
4: 30 PM to 6: 30 PM

This event will give an opportunity to our graduate students and undergrads who want to be introduced to Irene Yoon (a current voice in alt-ac conversations; she was just at MLA speaking on two panels) and get more information about the LARB workshop, which happens in LA each summer and bri

Feb 05
Richard Preston
East Pyne 010
4: 30 PM to 6: 30 PM

Richard Preston is the bestselling author of ten books, including The Hot Zone, The Wild Trees, and his most recent, Crisis in the Red Zone.  His books explore little-known worlds of nature, terror, and human character, and have been published in more than 35 la

Feb 06
RL Goldberg, English Department, Princeton University
Hinds Library (McCosh B14)
12: 00 PM to 1: 15 PM
Feb 07
Campus Club
9: 00 AM to 4: 00 PM

Open to current undergraduate English majors.

Feb 10
Branka Arsic, Charles and Lynn Zhang Professor, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
East Pyne 010
4: 30 PM to 6: 30 PM

Corals are everywhere in Melville’s work. His obsession with them started with Typee and Omoo, where corals were the phenomenon of a predominantly geological nature; then it intensified in Mardi and Moby-Dick, where they were promoted into a primary metaphysica

Feb 11
Willard L. Thorp Library, 20 McCosh Hall (outer entry door #2)
6: 00 PM to 8: 00 PM

Join us for an evening of reading and discovery as the Bain-Swiggett Library of Contemporary Poetry gives away over 100 books. Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Feb 13
Brittney Edmonds, English Department, Princeton University
Hinds Library (McCosh B14)
12: 00 PM to 1: 15 PM
Feb 20
Ingrid Nelson, Department of English, Amherst College
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Co-sponsored with the Center for Human Values.

Feb 26
Monica Youn and Jenny Zhang https://ams.princeton.edu/events/asian-american-studies-lecture-series/monica-youn-jenny-zhang
McCormick 101
4: 30 PM to 6: 30 PM

Since 2015, the Asian American Studies Lecture Series has brought speakers from across the arts, humanities, and social sciences to Princeton to explore diverse aspects of this continually evolving field.

Feb 26
Susan Wolfson, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Two Wordsworths: Mountain-Climbing, Letter-Writing

 

Feb 27
Eli Mandel, English Department, Princeton University
Hinds Library (McCosh B14)
12: 00 PM to 1: 30 PM
Feb 27
S.Pearl Brilmyer, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Feb 29
Various
TBD
11: 00 AM to 12: 30 PM

First-year students and sophomores interested in learning more about careers in the Humanities are encouraged to attend.

Mar 03
Kirsten Silva Gruesz Professor, Department of Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz
McCormick 106
4: 30 PM to 6: 30 PM

Kirsten Silva Gruesz studies the changing conditions of literary production and reception: who gets to say what’s good, or what’s worth remembering? What languages and linguistic registers have social power, and who gets access to them?

Mar 05
Laura R. Fisher, Associate Professor, Department of English, Ryerson University
Hinds Library (McCosh B14)
12: 00 PM to 1: 30 PM

Intersections Working Group presents a Book Club Meeting of: Reading for Reform; The Social Work of Literature in the Progressive Era by Laura R. Fisher 

An unprecedented examination of class-bridging reform and U.S. literary history at the turn of the twentieth century

Mar 05
Rey Chow, Program in Literature, Duke University
TBA 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Co-sponsored with the East Asian Studies Program and the Postcolonial Colloquium.

Mar 09
Stephen Fallon, Department of English, University of Notre Dame
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Co-sponsored with the 18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium and the University Center for Human Values.

Mar 10
Monica Huerta
Hinds Library
12: 00 PM to 1: 30 PM

Faculty Seminar for Monica Huerta in the Hinds

Mar 11
Karma Lochrie, Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Mar 12
Izzy Lockhart, English Department, Princeton University
Hinds Library (McCosh B14)
12: 00 PM to 1: 30 PM
Mar 13
n/a
DropBox (All day)

Prize entries are due by 11:59 PM on Monday, March 13, 2020 and should be submitted electronically in PDF format at the link following the appropriate prize below.

Mar 23
Colby Gordon, Department of English, Bryn Mawr College
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Co-sponsored with the University Center for Human Values.

Mar 24
Ardis Butterfield
TBD 4: 30 PM

TBA

Mar 25
Ardis Butterfield
TBA 4: 30 PM

TBD

Mar 25
Karan Mahajan and Jenny Xie https://ams.princeton.edu/events/asian-american-studies-lecture-series/karan-mahajan-jenny-xie
McCormick 101
4: 30 PM to 6: 30 PM

Since 2015, the Asian American Studies Lecture Series has brought speakers from across the arts, humanities, and social sciences to Princeton to explore diverse aspects of this continually evolving field.

Mar 26
Jason Molesky, English Department, Princeton University
Hinds Library (McCosh B14)
12: 00 PM to 1: 15 PM
Mar 26
Ardis Butterfield
TBD 4: 30 PM

TBD

Apr 03
TBD
9: 00 AM to 4: 00 PM

Open to current English majors working on their JP or thesis.

Apr 07
22 McCosh Hall
8: 30 AM to 12: 00 PM

Senior thesis deadline for the Class of 2020.

Apr 08
Nigel Smith, William and Annie S. Paton Foundation Professor of Ancient and Modern English, Princeton University.
TBD
9: 30 AM to 2: 30 PM

'The Netherlands: Culture and Global History, 1500-1700', 8-10 April, 2020.  Conference details, including speakers and schedules, can be seen at https://netherlands.princeton.edu/ and there will be regular updates (with pape

Apr 13
Cornelia Pearsall, Department of English Language and Literature, Smith College
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Accounting for Tennyson

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Co-sponsored with the Bain-Swiggett Lectureship in Poetry

Apr 14
Dropbox and instructor 12: 00 PM

Junior Paper deadline for the Class of 2021.

Apr 15
Gaurav Desai, English Language and Literature, University of Michigan
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Reflections on Method in Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Co-sponsored with the Program in African Studies.

Apr 16
Kim Bain, English Department, Princeton University
Hinds Library (McCosh B14)
12: 00 PM to 1: 15 PM
Apr 21
Various
106 McCormick
5: 00 PM to 8: 00 PM

Open to Department of English juniors, seniors and faculty.

Apr 23
Sonya Posmentier, Department of English, New York University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Apr 29
Min Jin Lee and Parul Sehgal https://ams.princeton.edu/events/asian-american-studies-lecture-series/min-jin-lee-parul-sehgal
McCormick 101
4: 30 PM to 6: 30 PM

Since 2015, the Asian American Studies Lecture Series has brought speakers from across the arts, humanities, and social sciences to Princeton to explore diverse aspects of this continually evolving field.

Apr 30
Mark Nowak, Department of English, Creative Writing Program, Manhattanville College; and Julia Spicher Kasdorf, English and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Pennsylvania State University.
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

Roundtable Discussion:  What Is Documentary Poetry?

Co-sponsored with the Program in Asian American Studies, the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities, and the University Center for Human Values.

Apr 30
Mark Nowak, Department of English, Creative Writing Program, Manhattanville College; and Julia Spicher Kasdorf, English and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Pennsylvania State University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Poetry Reading: Documentary Poetics

Co-sponsored with the Program in Asian American Studies, the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities, and the University Center for Human Values.

May 14
TBD
9: 00 AM to 1: 00 PM

Day 2 of comprehensive exams followed by a reception in the Thorp Library.

Jun 01
Department of English Faculty
50 McCosh Hall
1: 30 PM to 3: 00 PM

Department of English Class Day Celebration for graduating seniors, their family and friends. Reception to follow in the McCosh Courtyard.

Jun 02
Nassau Hall Lawn (All day)