Layli Long Soldier, Whereas
Claudia Rankine, Citizen
Anne Cheng and Paul Nadal
Ling Ma, Severance
Gabrielle Hamilton: Blood, Bones and Butter and “My Restaurant Was My life for 20 Years. Does the World Need it Anymore?”;
Jenny Zhang on Sizzler from American Like Me;
Min Jin Lee, “What I Want the Woman Behind the Counter to Know”
Readings list: Emily Dickinson, “I Dwell in Possibility,” “By My Window have I for Scenery”;
Emily Bernard, “The Purpose of a House”
Judith Ortiz Cofer, “More Room”
Samantha Irby, “A Case for Remaining Indoors”
Adrienne Brown on masks and race, “Seeing Race in a Pandemic”
Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Ursula K. Le Guin short story, "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"
Elizabeth Bishop, “Questions of Travel”
On Black Breath
Dissertation advisers: Ruha Benjamin, Anne Cheng, Simon Gikandi, Kinohi Nishikawa
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
The Case of the Self-Conscious Detective Novel: Modernism, Metafiction, and the Terms of Literary Value
Dissertation advisers: Maria DiBattista, William Gleason, Benjamin Widiss (Hamilton College)
Maria DiBattista and Rebecca Rainof
James Joyce, “The Dead”; “Bloomsday” by Serena Alagappan (Princeton class of 2020)
Restoring Empire: British Imperial Nostalgia, Colonial Space, and Violence since WWII
Dissertation advisers: Eduardo Cadava, Simon Gikandi, Rachel Price, Ato Quayson (Stanford)
Princeton University will hold a virtual Commencement ceremony to honor the GREAT Class of 2020 on Sunday, May 31, 2020, 1 p.m.
Department of English Class Day Celebration for graduating seniors, their family and friends. This year the event will take place virtually with invitations being sent to our English majors and faculty directly.
Being a Lover of the World: Lyric Poetry and Political Disaffection after the English Civil War
Dissertation advisers: Bradin Cormack, Nigel Smith, Susan Stewart
Go On Your Nerve: Confidence in American Poetry, 1860-1960
Dissertation advisers: Diana Fuss, William Gleason, Joshua Kotin
Katherine Anne Porter, “Pale Horse, Pale Rider” (a short story about the 1918 flu epidemic)