Events Archive


Feb 13
Kyle Powys Whyte, Department of Philosophy, Michigan State University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

Decolonizing Climate Justice: Indigenous Movements

Lunch will be provided.

Feb 08
Jenny Xie
Rotunda, Chancellor Green 5: 00 PM

Jenny Xie is the author of Eye Level (Graywolf Press, 2018), recipient of the 2017 Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, and Nowhere to Arrive (Northwestern University Press, 2017), recipient of the 2016 Drinking Gourd Chapbook Prize.

Graduate dates/deadlines
Feb 07
Brian Gingrich, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

"Pace and the Westering of Epiphany"

Undergraduate dates/deadlines, Deadlines
Feb 05
8: 00 AM

Endowed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer A. Scott Berg `71 h03.

Graduate dates/deadlines
Jan 22
Rosalind A. Parry, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

Remaking Nineteenth-Century Novels for the Twentieth Century

Dissertation Advisers:  Rachel Bowlby, Claudia Johnson, Deborah Nord

Jan 11
Whig Hall, Senate Chamber 9: 00 AM

How do scholars write criticism about the moment they're living in? Join the students of English and African American Studies 574, “The Present Moment” (Fall 2017), for a discussion of the contemporary as both object of study and method of analysis.

Graduate dates/deadlines
Dec 14
Campus Club, Prospect Street, Princeton, NJ 5: 00 PM
Readings, Lectures
Dec 14
Morgan Parker, poet
TBD 4: 30 PM

Co-sponsored by the Contemporary Poetry Colloquium

Dec 14
Morgan Parker, Poet and Editor
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Poetry Reading by Morgan Parker

Dec 13
Jeff Dolven & Michael Wood
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St 6: 00 PM

Style is everywhere, but it evades criticism—especially now, when an age of interpretation asks us to look right through it. And yet style does so much tacit work, telling time, telling us apart, telling us who we are.

Dec 11
Larry Scanlon, Department of English, Rutgers University
127 East Pyne 4: 30 PM

An Owl, a Nightingale, and Nature's Innate Unnaturalness

Symposia/Conferences, Colloquia
Dec 08
Ian Duncan (Department of English, University of California, Berkeley), Frances Ferguson (Department of English, University of Chicago), Naomi Levine (Harvard Society of Fellows), Meredith Martin (Department of English, Princeton University), Deborah Nord (Department of English, Princeton University), Emily Steinlight (Department of English, University of Pennsylvania)
East Pyne, Room 127 1: 30 PM

State of the Field: Victorian Studies

Dec 07
Ayesha Ramachandran, Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Lyric Thinking: Humanism, Poetry, Modernity

Please review introduction prior to talk.  Introduction available from Mary Prokop (

Reception in Thorp Library following talk.

Graduate dates/deadlines
Dec 07
Zoe Gibbons, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

From Time to Time: Narratives of Temporality in Early Modern England, 1610-1670

Dissertation Advisers: Leonard Barkan, Jeff Dolven, Russ Leo, Nigel Smith

Dissertation is available for review in 22 McCosh Hall.

Dec 06
Rhodri Lewis & Leonard Barkan
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St 6: 00 PM

Rhodri Lewis and Leonard Barkan will discuss Lewis’s radical new interpretation of the most famous play in the English language.

Dec 06
Paul Nadal | Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies | Wellesley College
East Payne, Room 010 12: 00 PM
Dec 05
Iyko Day, Department of English, Mount Holyoke College
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Afro-Feminism Before Afro-Pessimism

Please contact Kimberly Bain ( prior to talk to obtain copies of readings.

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Nov 30
Mathey Common Room, Mathey College 6: 30 PM

What are you grateful for? Join Princeton Writes for a night of stories about grace, relief, support, love, honesty, good hair days--whatever brings you gratitude.

Graduate dates/deadlines
Nov 29
Rebecca Rosen, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 30 PM

The Bodies of Others: Slavery and Anatomy in the Early Republic

Nov 28
Frances Tran, Post-Doctoral Fellow / Interim Assoc. Director, Futures Initiative at The Graduate Center, City University of New York
100 Jones Hall 4: 30 PM