Events

Sep 24
L.H. Stallings Professor and Chair African American Studies Georgetown University
4: 30 PM to 6: 30 PM

This talk explores the possibility of inventing a new methodology or locating alternative methodologies less reliant upon the disciplines used to generate knowledge about sexuality. It examines the importance of the sexual imaginary’s embodied movement in order to remind us that black imagi

Sep 25
Amanda Anderson - Visiting Whitney J. Oates Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of English
McCormick 106
4: 30 PM to 6: 30 PM

The ascendance of psychology in the twentieth century and beyond has had consequential effects on our frameworks for understanding the moral life.  In this talk I will explore the importance of literary and philosophical approaches to moral reflection in the context of influential psychological p

Oct 02
Elaine Castillo Jessica Hagedorn Ken Chen Sally Wen Mao Yiyun Li Jia Tolentino Monica Youn Jenny Zhang Karan Mahajan Jenny Xie Min Jin Lee Parul Sehgal https://ams.princeton.edu/events/asian-american-studies-lecture-series
8: 00 AM to 8: 00 PM

2019-20: Celebrating New Asian American Writing

Oct 02
Matthew Kumar, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

"A Terrible Beauty is Born: Landscape and Postcolonial History in Ngugi wa Thiong'o's Petals of Blood" 

Oct 04
East Pyne 010 (All day)

An interdisciplinary conference on the intersections of literature and the graphic arts in the long 19th century, to be held at Princeton on October 4-5, 2019.

Oct 08
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 6: 00 PM
Oct 09
5: 00 PM to 7: 00 PM

Guest Speakers: Slavoj Zizek, Jela Krecic and Ben Saunders 

Oct 10
Kimberly Coles, Department of English, University of Maryland
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Co-sponsored with the University Center for Human Values.

Oct 10
Allison Carruth Fall 2019 Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies “Life on Mars: Speculations in World-Building from California to the Red Planet”
Lewis Library, Room 120
4: 30 PM to 6: 30 PM
Abstract

Decades before a U.S. national imaginary fixated on the “new frontier” of space colonization, L.A. civil engineer William Mulholland suggested that world-building here on Earth was California’s particular manifest destiny.

Oct 14
Nicholas Watson, Department of English, Harvard University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"The Reformacion of Holy Chirche": The Logic of Vernacular Textual Proliferation, 1375-1415

Co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Religion.

Oct 16
Vanita Neelakanta, Rider University, and Nigel Smith, Princeton
Marx 101
4: 30 PM to 6: 30 PM

This compelling book explores sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English retellings of the Roman siege of Jerusalem and the way they informed and were informed by religious and political developments.

Oct 21
Emily Jacir
McCormick 101
4: 30 PM to 6: 30 PM
Emily Jacir will reflect on her work Where we come from which Edward Said wrote about in his last published piece before his death.
Oct 22
Meredith Martin
Hinds Library
12: 00 PM to 1: 30 PM

Faculty Seminar for Meredith Martin in the Hinds

Oct 23
Janet Chow, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

Title TBA

Oct 23
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM
Nov 04
Jay Wright, poet
TBA 7: 30 PM

Sponsored by "The Bain-Swiggett Fund, Department of English" and "The Lewis Center for the Arts."

Nov 06
Roman Utkin (Wesleyan University)
TBD 4: 30 PM
Queer Exile in Interwar Berlin and Paris
Nov 07
Rita Copeland, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Aristotle's Rhetoric and the Medieval Preacher"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Co-sponsored with the Program in Medieval Studies.

Nov 11
Gretchen Murphy Professor in the Department of English UT Austin
TBD
12: 00 PM to 1: 15 PM

Critics of postsecularism have unsettled the idea that the United States is progressively secularizing, leading to scholarship that explores the complex entanglement of religion and politics in America.

Nov 13
Ryan Zaluzec, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

Title TBA

Nov 13
Brent Hayes Edwards (Columbia University)
TBD 4: 30 PM
Paulette Nardal and the Paradoxes of Colonial Feminism
Nov 18
Grace Lavery, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Co-sponsored with the Theory Colloquium.

Nov 20
Patricia Allmer (University of Edinburgh)
TBD 4: 30 PM
"Under the Surface": William Seabrook, Marjorie Worthington, and (Sub)cultural Bonds in 1930s Paris
Dec 04
Jennifer Soong, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

Title TBA

Dec 04
Meredith TenHoor (Pratt Institute)
TBD 4: 30 PM
From Periphery to Paris: Food, Photography and Planning in Interwar France
Dec 11
Mary Naydan, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

Title TBA

Dec 12
Tiphanie Yanique, Department of English, Wesleyan University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Feb 20
Ingrid Nelson, Department of English, Amherst College
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Mar 09
Stephen Fallon, Department of English, University of Notre Dame
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Co-sponsored with the 18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium and the University Center for Human Values.

Mar 10
Monica Huerta
Hinds Library
12: 00 PM to 1: 30 PM

Faculty Seminar for Monica Huerta in the Hinds

Mar 23
Colby Gordon, Department of English, Bryn Mawr College
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Co-sponsored with the University Center for Human Values.

Mar 24
Ardis Butterfield
TBD 4: 30 PM

TBA

Mar 25
Ardis Butterfield
TBA 4: 30 PM

TBD

Mar 26
Ardis Butterfield
TBD 4: 30 PM

TBD

Apr 13
Cornelia Pearsall, Department of English Language and Literature, Smith College
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Accounting for Tennyson

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Co-sponsored with the Bain-Swiggett Lectureship in Poetry

Apr 21
Monica Huerta, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), Princeton University 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Apr 23
Sonya Posmentier, Department of English, New York University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBA

Apr 30
Mark Nowak, Department of English, Creative Writing Program, Manhattanville College; and Julia Spicher Kasdorf, English and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Pennsylvania State University.
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

Roundtable Discussion:  Documentary Poetics

Co-sponsored with the Program in Asian American Studies, the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities, and the University Center for Human Values.

Apr 30
Mark Nowak, Department of English, Creative Writing Program, Manhattanville College; and Julia Spicher Kasdorf, English and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Pennsylvania State University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Poetry Reading: Documentary Poetics

Co-sponsored with the Program in Asian American Studies, the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities, and the University Center for Human Values.