Events Archive

2021 - 2022

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

Symposia/Conferences, Meetings for Majors
Apr 21
Anne A. Cheng Jeff Nunokawa Kinohi Nishikawa Autumn Womack
Zoom 4: 30 PM

English Concentrators and Faculty,

Please join us for the 2021 Majors' Colloquium. Our majors have chosen the topic:

Your Faves are Problematic: Reading and Teaching Fraught Texts

And we are thrilled to introduce our department's speakers on this topic:

Meetings for Majors
Apr 21
Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, Assistant Professor of English, University of Southern California
virtual - requires registration 12: 00 PM

Please join us for a Graduate lunchtime conversation with Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, author of Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World (NYU 2020). 

Register here: https://forms.gle/7P5RKKbZBaaBpPsW8

Lectures
Apr 15
Richard Blanco(link is external) Fifth United States Presidential Inaugural Poet; Professor of English, Florida International University “Complaints of El Rio Grande”
virtual - registration required 6: 00 PM

Richard Blanco(link is external) is the fifth presidential inaugural poet in United States history — the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in that role.

Meetings
Apr 13
Ren Ellis Neyra, Ph.D., Associate Professor, English Department, Wesleyan University and Julie Beth Naplin, Ph. D., Associate Professor, Digital Humanities, The New School. 
virtual - requires registration 12: 00 PM

A discussion of The Cry of the Senses: Listening to Latinx and Caribbean Poetics with Ren Ellis Neyra, Ph.D., Associate Professor, English Department, Wesleyan University and The Fact of Resonance: Modernist Acoustics and Narrative Form with Julie Beth Napolin, Ph.

Colloquia
Apr 12
Antonio Vázquez-Arroyo Associate Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University-Newark
virtual (All day)

This talk explores the intersection between narratives of catastrophe and contemporary political life by taking the current pandemic as its occasion and point of departure.

Colloquia
Apr 07
Ayanna Thompson, Department of English, Arizona State University
Zoom ID#: 941 2035 7852; https://princeton.zoom.us/j/94120357852 4: 30 PM

On Protean Acting in Shakespeare:  Race & Virtuosity

Meetings
Apr 05
Filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung in conversation with Prof. Anne A. Cheng
virtual - registration required 4: 30 PM

Please join us for a screening of MINARI, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and a Golden Globe. A delicately wrought drama about what roots us, MINARI follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream.

Meetings for Majors
Apr 02
Bhaamati Borkheteria '20 Software Engineer, Amazon Claire Greene '13 Medical Student, UCSF
virtual - registration required 12: 00 PM

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO A NEW DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST

A Taste of Success: Lunchtime Alumni Career Conversations. English & Tech: Bhaamati Borkheteria '20 and English & Medicine with Claire Greene '13

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