Meetings for Majors

Past Events

2021 - 2022

May 23
image of Class Day invitation 2022
McCosh 50 1: 30 PM

The Department of English at Princeton University warmly invites the Class of 2022, their parents, family, and friends to attend the 2022 Class Day Celebration. 

Monday, May 23, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EDT in McCosh Hall 50 with refreshments to follow in McCosh Courtyard. 

Guests of the Class of 2022 are asked to complete a vaccination attestation located here prior to the event. 

May 05
1: 30 PM 1: 30 PM

2022 English Senior Comprehensive Common Works Exam: Part Two of two parts. 

May 05
9: 00 AM 9: 00 AM

Senior English Comprehensive Common Works Exam for Class of 2022, Part One of two parts. 

Apr 28
Image of girl reading with date and time of event
East Pyne 010 4: 30 PM

Please join us for the 2022 Majors' Colloquium, Reading for Pleasure: Reclaiming Joy through Literature. Four English faculty speakers have been invited by the Class of 2022 to address this topic and all undergraduate English Majors are invited to attend. 

 

Following the colloquium, English UG majors and faculty are invited to a catered dinner in Chancellor Green Rotunda from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. RSVPs are a must!  

Apr 18
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Prof. Jeff Dolven
McCosh Hall B14: The Hinds Library 12: 30 PM

Join English Department faculty in exploring the essential questions, concepts, and writing skills necessary to prepare for the 2022 comprehensive exam.

The "Encountering" events are faculty-led conversations that offer students practical methods for approaching difficult texts, genres, and concepts.

The "Workshops" provide a space for students to refine the critical reading and writing skills needed for the exam.

Apr 14
Illuminated copy of Blake's poem,The Sick Rose
Professor Josh Kotin & Professor Jeff Dolven
McCosh Hall B14: The Hinds Library 12: 30 PM

Encountering Poetry in Songs of Innocence and Experience and Dickinson's Selected with Profs. Josh Kotin & Jeff Dolven

Join English Department faculty in exploring the essential questions, concepts, and writing skills necessary to prepare for the 2022 comprehensive exam.

The "Encountering" events are faculty-led conversations that offer students practical methods for approaching difficult texts, genres, and concepts.

The "Workshops" provide a space for students to refine the critical reading and writing skills needed for the exam.

Apr 01
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10: 00 AM 10: 00 AM

Open to English Concentrators,

To assist with your senior theses or junior papers, graduate students will be on standby on Friday, April 1st, in McCosh Hall rooms 2, 4 and 40 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to help you with your projects. 

Walk-ins are welcome, and you can stay in the room the whole day (10AM to 4PM) if you'd like.

Lunch will be provided to those students who register for the event by March 29th.

Mar 25
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McCosh Hall 40 10: 00 AM

For Current English Concentrators,

To assist with your senior theses or junior papers, graduate students will be on standby on March 25th, in McCosh Hall rooms 2, 4 and 40 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to help you with your projects.

Walk-ins are welcome, and you can stay in the room the whole day (10AM to 4PM) if you'd like.

Lunch will be provided to those students who RSVP'd for the event by March 22nd. Didn't get to RSVP in time for lunch? You are still welcome to join us and bring a lunch if you'd like!

Mar 22
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Professor Tamsen Wolff
McCosh Hall B14: the Hinds Library 12: 30 PM

Join English Department faculty in exploring the essential questions, concepts, and writing skills necessary to prepare for the 2022 comprehensive exam.

The "Encountering" events are faculty-led conversations that offer students practical methods for approaching difficult texts, genres, and concepts.

The "Workshops" provide a space for students to refine the critical reading and writing skills needed for the exam.

Mar 16
Happy English Concentrators!
McCosh Hall B14, The Hinds Library 5: 00 PM

Have you considered how concentrating in English might contribute to your future? Are you wondering what concentrating in English might be like? Want to meet current concentrators and faculty and find out?

Join us Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. EST, in McCosh Hall B14,The English Department's Hinds Library.

Please register here: https://bit.ly/2022SophOpenHouse

We look forward to meeting with you!

Mar 14
Common Works Icon
McCosh Hall B14: The Hinds Library 12: 30 PM

Join English Department faculty in exploring the essential questions, concepts, and writing skills necessary to prepare for the 2022 comprehensive exam.

The "Encountering" events are faculty-led conversations that offer students practical methods for approaching difficult texts, genres, and concepts.

The "Workshops" provide a space for students to refine the critical reading and writing skills needed for the exam.

Mar 02
Emma Boettcher '14, Senior UX Analyst @ OSU College of Medicine, former User Experience Librarian @ UChicago Victoria Davidjohn '19, Writer, Theatre Director, Lighting Designer Cande Duran '18, HBO Originals Creative Marketing Associate Manager Marlise Pierre-Wright '12 *16 S11, Northwestern Medical School William Plunkett '16, Assistant Manager @ Simon & Schuste Eliza Wright '19, Customer Success Associate @ Arable Maggie Zhang '16, Design Program Manager @ Spotify
East Pyne 010 4: 30 PM

The Next Chapter: Career Conversations with Princeton English Alumni 2022.

Please join us on March 2, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. for a Hybrid Event: In-person Student Watch Party and Zoom English Alumni Speakers to meet our panel:

Emma Boettcher '14, Senior UX Analyst @ OSU College of Medicine, former User Experience Librarian @ UChicago

Victoria Davidjohn '19, Writer, Theatre Director, Lighting Designer

Cande Duran '18, HBO Originals Creative Marketing Associate Manager

Marlise Pierre-Wright '12 *16 S11, Northwestern Medical School

Mar 01
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Prof. Jeff Nunokawa
McCosh Hall B 45 12: 15 PM

Join English Department faculty, Prof. Jeff Nunokawa, in exploring the essential questions, concepts, and writing skills necessary to prepare for the 2022 comprehensive exam. The "Workshops" provide a space for students to refine the critical reading and writing skills needed for the exam.

Essentials Events are open to junior and senior English concentrators as well as students interested in concentrating in English. No advance reading is required.

Lunch will be provided for students who have RSVP'd by Thursday, March 10, 2022. 

Feb 17
Professor Rob Nixon & Professor Paul Nadal
Zoom & Watch Party McCosh Hall B45 12: 30 PM

Encountering Climate Change in The Great Derangement with Profs. Rob Nixon & Paul Nadal

Join Profs. Rob Nixon and Paul Nadal for a conversation exploring the essentials of reading literature in the age of climate change.

Essentials Events are open to all English concentrators: juniors & seniors.

Register for Event & Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/CWE_Climate22

Events are offered via zoom and with a watch party reserved in McCosh B45.

Feb 10
Professor Simon Gikandi & Professor Tamsen Wolff
Zoom & McCosh Hall B45 12: 30 PM

Encountering Drama in Death and the King's Horeseman and King Lear 

Join Profs. Simon Gikandi and Tamsen Wolff for a conversation exploring the essentials of reading drama.

Essentials Events are open to all English concentrators: juniors & seniors.

Register: https://bit.ly/CWE_Drama22

Nov 11
Princeton University Press
Virtual: Registration Required. 12: 30 PM

Careers in Academic Publishing: Princeton University Press

Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. Registration Required.

Please join us on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. via zoom to learn about the ins and outs of academic publishing with the staff from Princeton University Press.

Find out about career paths, internship opportunities, and more.

Question and Answer period to follow.

Nov 08
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Prof. Anne Cheng & Prof. Kinohi Nishikawa
The Hinds Library, McCosh Hall Basement 12: 30 PM

A lunchtime conversation with Profs. Anne Cheng and Kinohi Nishikawa about Morrison's novels, for beginners and seasoned readers alike (and anyone who just might be taking the Common Exam in the spring). We will read some passages together and dare to ask the question, what are these novels about, anyhow?

Lunch provided to those concentrators who RSVP by Thursday, November 4, 2021.

https://bit.ly/CWEssentials_2

2020-2021

Apr 21
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Anne A. Cheng Jeff Nunokawa Kinohi Nishikawa Autumn Womack
Zoom 4: 30 PM

English Concentrators and Faculty,

Please join us for the 2021 Majors' Colloquium. Our majors have chosen the topic:

Your Faves are Problematic: Reading and Teaching Fraught Texts

And we are thrilled to introduce our department's speakers on this topic:

  • Anne A. Cheng
  • Jeff Nunokawa
  • Kinohi Nishikawa
  • Autumn Womack

As we must, we will be meeting virtually via Zoom.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. EST.

Apr 21
Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, Assistant Professor of English, University of Southern California
virtual - requires registration 12: 00 PM

Please join us for a Graduate lunchtime conversation with Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, author of Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World (NYU 2020). 

Register here: https://forms.gle/7P5RKKbZBaaBpPsW8

Sponsored by: Intersections Working Group, The Department of English, African American Studies, American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Center for Human Values. 

Apr 02
Bhaamati Borkheteria '20 Software Engineer, Amazon Claire Greene '13 Medical Student, UCSF
virtual - registration required 12: 00 PM

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO A NEW DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST

A Taste of Success: Lunchtime Alumni Career Conversations. English & Tech: Bhaamati Borkheteria '20 and English & Medicine with Claire Greene '13

Aug 28
Image of invitation with McCosh Hall and Department of English Logo
Zoom: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/93746986648 5: 15 PM

Come one and all!

Please join the

Department of English

for a
Welcome-Back Get-Together
this

Friday, August 28th at 5:15 p.m. EST

We’ll launch our summer’s
Lit Review and Podcast projects!
Virtual mingling with
the faculty and with your fellow students!
Virtual snacks will be served!
Virtual beverages will be quaffed!

Real conversation will be had despite it all... 

Join the Zoom Party

https://princeton.zoom.us/j/93746986648

2016-2017

Sep 29
16 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

MEETING WITH PROFESSOR WOLFSON WITH SENIOR ENGLISH MAJORS

ABOUT APPLYING TO GRADUATE PROGRAMS, THIS YEAR OR NEXT

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29

4:30 in PROFESSOR W'S OFFICE, 16 MCCOSH HALL (UPSTAIRS)

PLEASE RSVP TO PROFESSOR W (wolfson@)

SO THAT WE KNOW WHETHER WE NEED TO RESERVE A BIGGER ROOM NEARBY

2015-2016

Dec 01
Sophie Gee, Department of English, Princeton University
40 McCosh Hall (Entry #4) 5: 30 PM

Princeton Bread Loaf Fellow Program at Lincoln College, Oxford -- Information Session

Designed to allow exceptional junior English majors the opportunity to pursue advanced individual research in preparation for senior thesis writing, the Princeton Bread Loaf Fellows Program at Bread Loaf's Oxford campus is an extraordinary opportunity for culturally-linked education.

Dec 01
Tamsen Wolff, Department of English, Princeton University
2 McCosh Hall (Entry B) 4: 30 PM

Once-in-a-lifetime experience for English majors!

Spend the fall of your junior year taking three classes at the distinguished University College London alongside your Princeton junior seminar, taught by a member of the English Department Faculty. The Fall 2016 seminar is an intensive study of the way in which the city, its landscape, its building, spaces and climate has shaped and been shaped by the creative imaginations of great writers. Students will see plays, concerts, museums, and other aspects of the city and country. Not to be missed!

Oct 01
Roger Berlind '52, Landon Jones, Jr. '66, William Kelly, III '71, Blair Labatt '69, Alan Thomas '81; Also attending, A. Scott Berg '71, William Germano, Susan Mizruchi *85, Richard Preston *83, Neil Rudenstine '56, Annalyn Swan '73
40 McCosh Hall (Entry #4) 4: 00 PM

A panel discussion with Princeton alumni speaking about their careers after graduating with a degree in English. Refreshments will be served.

*This event is OPEN TO ALL PRINCETON STUDENTS, UNDERGRADS & GRADS.

2013-2014

Jun 03
N/A (All day)
Jun 02
50 McCosh Hall 1: 30 PM

Class day reception immediately following in McCosh Courtyard.

Sep 17
Hinds Library 12: 00 PM

Lunch will be provided.

Sep 16
Chancellor Green 5: 30 PM

Comparative Literature Reception for Graduate Students

2012-2013

Feb 12
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

IMPORTANT Meeting for all Sophomores interested in the English Department's Princeton in London program, fall 2013.  If you're a prospective major who likes the idea of studying in London for a semester, come to our meeting in the Hinds Library, Tuesday February 12, at noon.  Pizza will be served.

Nov 12
n/a (All day)

Seniors meet individually with departmental representative (review graduation requirements).

Oct 02