Events Archive


Nov 07
Larry Scanlon, Department of English, Rutgers University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

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

Nov 06
Michelle Burnham, Santa Clara University
211 Dickinson Hall 4: 30 PM

Sponsored by the Departments of History, English and the Colonial Americas Workshop.

For further details, please contact Professors David Bell and Wendy Warren (History) and Professors Sarah Rivett and Sophie Gee (English).

Oct 24
Laurie Shannon, Department of English, Northwestern University
McCosh Hall, Room 40 4: 30 PM

"Hamlet and the Natural History of Human Being, circa 1600"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Graduate dates/deadlines
Oct 24
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 30 PM
Oct 19
Jonathan Kramnick, Department of English, Yale University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

On Handsomeness, Considered as a Category of Aesthetics

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Oct 17
Peter Zihaly, Writer/Political Analyst
219 Aaron Burr Hall 4: 30 PM

A talk by writer and political analyst Peter Zilahy exploring the parallel universes of political thinking, the floodgates of populism, Orbán, Trump, Europe and the refugees

The morning after the 2016 US election, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán welcomed the results in a live radio

Performances, Lectures
Oct 16
Jane Dunhamn, National Black Disability Coalition; Leroy F. Moore Jr., Krip-Hop Nation; Timothy Lyle, Iona College; Therí A. Pickens, Bates College; Sami Schalk, University Wisconsin-Madison; Dennis Tyler, Fordham University
101 McCormick Hall (Princeton Art Museum Entrance) 5: 00 PM

The roundtable “Blackness & Disability” dovetails with the publication of African American Review'’s special issue of the same name.

Oct 11
John Kerrigan, University of Cambridge
010 East Pyne (lower level) 4: 30 PM

This lecture explores the dramaturgy of the foot in a series of
well-known Shakespeare plays, from /Richard III/ through /As You Like
It/ to /Macbeth/.  It looks at the theatrical uses of limping, pacing,
stalking, tripping and says quite a bit about wandering too.  The

Oct 11
John Kerrigan, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

Otters and Others: British and Irish Poetry

Oct 09
John Kerrigan, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
McCosh Hall, Room 40 4: 30 PM

"King Lear and its Origins"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Oct 05
Sean Silver, University of Michigan
B14 McCosh Hall, basement (Hinds Library) 4: 30 PM

Complex means woven; the word comes from experiments with textiles in seventeenth-century London.  Professor Silver will be discussing the kinds of thinking that textiles demand-- a shift in scale from the smallest of sub-visible fibers to trans-Atlantic networks, from complex systems back to sin

Oct 04
Roxane Gay, writer
Carl A. Fields Center, MPR 6: 00 PM

Roxane Gay is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, the author of the bestselling books Bad Feminist, Difficult Women and Hunger, and the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel.

Sep 29
Participant speakers: Andrew Cole (Princeton University), Molly Farneth (Haverford College), Kristin Gjesdal (Temple University), Jeremy M. Glick (Hunter College), Anjuli Raza Kolb (Williams College), Robyn Marasco (Hunter College), Katrin Pahl (Johns Hopkins University), Russell Sbriglia (Seton Hall University), Chad Wellmon (University of Virginia).
219 Aaron Burr 11: 00 AM

G. W. F. Hegel is arguably the most important thinker of modernity whose legacy reaches to nearly all branches of humanist inquiry. He also remains a source of debate and controversy.

Sep 29
Speakers include April Alliston, Princeton University; Danielle Bobker, Concordia University; Sophie Gee, Princeton University (closing remarks); Frances Ferguson, Bain-Swiggett Visiting Professor of Poetry, Princeton University (closing remarks); Lynn Festa, Rutgers University; Anne-Lise Francois, UC Berkeley; Stephanie Hershinow, Baruch College, CUNY (moderator); Claudia Johnson (Princeton University); Heather Keenleyside, University of Chicago; Wendy Lee, New York University (moderator); Kathleen Lubey, St. John's University (moderator); Ruth Mack, SUNY Buffalo; Sandra Macpherson, Ohio State University; Helen Thompson, Northwestern University; Wendy Warren, Princeton University; Nancy Yousef, CUNY Baruch College; Abigail Zitin, Rutgers University (moderator)
106 McCormick Hall (Princeton University Art Museum) 9: 30 AM

Frances Ferguson, "Rape and the Rise of the Novel" (Representations, 1987).


Program Schedule:

9:30-10:30, Approaching the Argument

Sep 28
Anne-Lise François, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

" 'In the cowslips peeps I lye': Romantic Botany and Telling the Time of Day by the Light of the Anthropocene"

Sep 27
Helen Thompson, Department of English, Northwestern University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 5: 00 PM

Samuel Johnson's Chemical Ethic

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Meetings for Majors
Sep 26
MCCOSH 28 4: 30 PM
Meeting for the junior class with Professor Gee Thursday, September 26 at 4:30pm rm McCosh 28.
Sep 25
Jack Halbertstam, Columbia University
East Pyne, 010 5: 00 PM

Intersections Working Group presents Jack Halberstam

Sep 20
Adrienne Brown, University of Chicago
Prospect House, Library 12: 00 PM
University events
Sep 11
Frick Chemistry Lab 10: 00 AM

Academic Expo for Incoming Freshmen.