Events Archive

2021 - 2022

Lectures
Dec 08
Dan-el Padilla Peralta, author of Undocumented
virtual 6: 00 PM

A conversation with author Dan-El Padilla Peralta ("Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League")

Meetings
Nov 30
Lindsay Griffiths, Mary Naydan, John Schulz--Department of English, Princeton University
McCosh 40 12: 00 PM

  

Symposia/Conferences
Nov 17
Branka Arsić: Class of 1932 Long-Term Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of English and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University
virtual - registration is required 4: 30 PM

Beginning with Melville's remarks left in his Encantadas concerning the Galapagos tortoises this lecture examines the scientific and historical archives to which he had recourse, from Cuvier and 

Lectures
Nov 11
Lili Loofbourow, staff writer at Slate
virtual 6: 00 PM

A conversation with "Slate" staff writer Lili Loofbourow

Personal Limits is a conversation series with critics, authors, and poets about contemporary experiments in personal writing amidst our ongoing and overlapping crises hosted by Prof. Monica Huerta.

Meetings for Majors, Lectures
Nov 11
Princeton University Press
Virtual: Registration Required. 12: 30 PM

Careers in Academic Publishing: Princeton University Press

Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. Registration Required.

Meetings for Majors, Lectures
Nov 08
Prof. Anne Cheng & Prof. Kinohi Nishikawa
The Hinds Library, McCosh Hall Basement 12: 30 PM

A lunchtime conversation with Profs. Anne Cheng and Kinohi Nishikawa about Morrison's novels, for beginners and seasoned readers alike (and anyone who just might be taking the Common Exam in the spring).

Lectures
Nov 02
McCosh Hall 40 12: 30 PM

 A lunchtime conversation with Profs. Russ Leo and Jeff Dolven about Milton's epic, for beginners and seasoned readers alike (and anyone who just might be taking the Common Exam in the spring).

Colloquia
Oct 27
Rey Chow, Program in Literature, Duke University
Virtual--requires registration. See registration link below. 4: 30 PM

Professor Chow will discuss her recent book, A Face Drawn in Sand: Humanistic Inquiry and Foucault in the Present (Columbia University Press, 2021), with follow up discussion with the author.

Lectures
Oct 13
Sarah Chihaya & Merve Emre, co-authors of The Ferrante Letters
virtual 5: 30 PM

A conversation with co-authors of "The Ferrante Letters" Sarah Chihaya and Merve Emre 

Personal Limits is a conversation series with critics, authors, and poets about contemporary experiments in personal writing amidst our ongoing and overlapping crises hosted by Prof. Monica Huerta.

Final Public Orals
Sep 30
Ali Mctar, Department of English, Princeton University
Zoom information: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/99533075611; Meeting ID: 995 3307 5611 11: 00 AM

Fallen Father: John Milton, Antinomianism, and the Case Against Adam

Dissertation advisers:  Jeff Dolven, Russ Leo, and Nigel Smith

2020-2021

Final Public Orals
Aug 17
Janet Kong-Chow, Department of English, Princeton University
Zoom information: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/93701976163; Meeting ID: 937 0197 6163 2: 00 PM

Securing the Crisis:  Race and the Poetics of Risk

Dissertation Advisers:  Simon Gikandi, Kinohi Nishikawa, Imani Perry, Herman Beavers (University of Pennsylvania)

Final Public Orals
Aug 06
Kate Thorpe, Department of English, Princeton University
Zoom information: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/93145287301; Meeting ID: 931 4528 7301 11: 00 AM

Protean Figures: Personified Abstractions from Milton's Allegory to Wordsworth's Psychology of the Poet

Dissertation Advisers:  Sophie Gee, Esther Schor, Susan Stewart, Susan Wolfson

Final Public Orals
Aug 02
Jennifer D. Minnen, Department of English, Princeton University
Zoom information: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/98335580969; Meeting ID: 983 3558 0969 11: 00 AM

The Second Science: Feminist Natural Inquiry in Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Dissertation Advisers:  Claudia Johnson, Deborah Nord, Rachel Bowlby (University College, London)

Final Public Orals
Jul 29
Kristen H. Starkowski, Department of English, Princeton University
Zoom information: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/93260614258; Meeting ID: 932 6061 4258 2: 00 PM

Doorstep Moments: Close Encounters with Minor Characters in the Victorian Novel

Advisers:  Meredith Martin, Jeff Nunokawa, Gayle Salamon

Final Public Orals
Jun 29
Matthew Rickard, Department of English, Princeton University
Zoom information: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/93107454626; Meeting ID: 931 0745 4626 11: 00 AM

Probability: A Literary History, 1479- 1700

Advisers:  Jeff Dolven, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Russ Leo, Nigel Smith

Final Public Orals
Jun 25
Caitlin E. Crandell, Department of English, Princeton University
Zoom information: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/97903568020; Meeting ID: 979 0356 8020 2: 00 PM

On the Metareferential Mode and 19th Century British Literature

Advisers:  Claudia Johnson, Meredith Martin, Deborah Nord

Final Public Orals
Jun 07
Tom Clayton, Department of English, Princeton University
Zoom: Meeting ID# 929 4988 7899; https://princeton.zoom.us/j/92949887899 11: 00 AM

The Reformation of Indifference: Adiaphora, Toleration, and English Literature in the Seventeenth Century

Advisers:  Bradin Cormack, Russ Leo, Nigel Smith

Symposia/Conferences
May 14
virtual 4: 00 PM

Save the Date!  Join Us for Class Day on May 14th 2021 at 4:00pm EST. More Information to Follow. 

Meetings
Apr 27
Johan de Jong Leiden University Assistant Professor of Continental Philosophy
zoom 12: 00 PM

The IHUM reading group “Derrida and Post-Phenomenology” invites you to a conversation with dr. Johan de Jong from Leiden University on April 27, 12pm. Led and facilitated by the graduate students members of the IHUM reading group, this event will involve a brief lecture by Dr.

Readings, Meetings
Apr 22
Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, Assistant Professor of English, University of Southern California
virtual - requires registration 4: 30 PM

A Book Talk and Discussion of Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World (NYU 2020) with Zakiyyah Iman Jackson. April 22, 2021 at 4:30pm via zoom. 

Register here: https://forms.gle/WJ3pgqi9reurijgu5

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