Events Archive

2017-2018

Readings
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.

Colloquia
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

Colloquia
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 (mprokop@princeton.edu)

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.

Readings
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.

Lectures
Dec 06
Paul Nadal | Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies | Wellesley College
East Payne, Room 010 12: 00 PM
Colloquia
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 (kbain@princeton.edu) prior to talk to obtain copies of readings.

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Readings
Nov 30
Various
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

Lectures
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
Lectures
Nov 15
Matt Karp (faculty, History), Sara Marcus (Ph.D. candidate, English), Jesse McCarthy (Ph.D. candidate, English), Kameron Collins (Ph.D. candidate, English), Briallen Hopper (Lecturer in English, Yale University)
010 East Pyne (lower level) 4: 30 PM

Writers need readers—and in the present moment, many academic writers are seeking ways to address a broader and more diverse readership.

Lectures
Nov 09
Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University
10 McCosh Hall (Entry 1 or A) 5: 00 PM

The momentous statement made on behalf of the British cabinet on November 2, 1917 by Arthur James Balfour, His Britannic Majesty’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, is usually regarded in light of the interests and designs of the great power that issued it, or in terms of its ostensible sub

Colloquia
Nov 08
Jennifer Scappettone, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"To 'Whistle / in the Fasces of Uniform Graphemes': Babel After Fascism"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Colloquia
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

Lectures
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).

Colloquia
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
Colloquia
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.

Lectures
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

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