Jul 14
2: 00 PM

Russ Leo

Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Ursula K. Le Guin short story, "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"

Jul 17
3: 00 PM

Workshop with Kat Aaron, Senior Producer Pineapple Street Media, producer of English Department Summer Book Club pick “Octavia’s Parables” with Toshi Reagon and Adrienne Maree Brown (

Jul 19
2: 00 PM

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”

Jul 21
11: 00 AM

Podcast Workshop With McGraw Digital Learning Lab, Tuesday July 21st, 11am

Zoom link to be posted

Jul 26
3: 00 PM

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”

Jul 27
3: 00 PM

Anne Cheng and Paul Nadal

Ling Ma, Severance

Jul 28
2: 00 PM

Esther Schor

Claudia Rankine, Citizen

Jul 30
2: 00 PM

Reading (short and necessary for the prompt):

“Prayer on Aladdin’s Lamp,” Marcus Wicker and listening: Tracy K. Smith, The Slowdown, on “Prayer on Aladdin’s Lamp” (Dec. 18th, 2018), Joy Harjo “Praise the Rain”, Jericho Brown, “Psalm 150”

Aug 04
2: 00 PM

Sarah Rivett

Layli Long Soldier, Whereas

Aug 13
Matthew M. Kumar, Department of English, Princeton University
Zoom ID#: TBA 2: 00 PM

Title TBA

Dissertation advisers:  Benjamin Conisbee Baer, Zahid Chaudhary, Simon Gikandi

Oct 09
East Pyne 010
8: 30 AM to 6: 30 PM

Dinner Celebration to Follow at Prospect House