The Department of English is thrilled to announce the Edward W. Said '57 Memorial Lecture, On "Perfect Victims" and the Politics of Appeal with Mohammed El-Kurd.
2022 - 2023
For students enrolling in ENG 294 Literature & Fashion, it began with an image.
Sending our best wishes to our colleague Pat Guglielmi on her retirement.
2021 - 2022
Every year the Department of English opens the opportunity for the undergraduate community to participate in the department's prizes in English. This year's submissions spanned academic essays to short stories, individual poems to poetry collections, and the quality of submissions did not disappoint. English's faculty evaluators were impressed with all they encountered, making this year's finalist selections a challenging one to narrow.
The Class Day 2022 celebration for the Department of English heralded a return to an in-person festivities. This year's celebration was held Monday, May 23, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. in McCosh 50.
With over one hundred attendees present, including concentrators, students, faculty, and friends, the department celebrated our forty English concentrators from the Class of 2022.
Gene Jarrett, Princeton’s dean of the faculty and the William S. Tod Professor of English, has taught students about Paul Laurence Dunbar for two decades and published book articles and chapters on the popular and accomplished writer. But it wasn’t until 2008 that Jarrett decided to tackle a biography of Dunbar, who rose to prominence in the Gilded Age and has been called the “poet laureate of his race.”
In the first episode of this two-part series, host and producer Dexter Thomas, ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow and a postdoctoral research associate in the Humanities Council, speaks to Allie Mangel ’22 and Lucy Ellen Dever ’22 about their senior thesis research.
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
McCosh Hall 50 with refreshments to follow in McCosh Courtyard
“ENG 571: The Human Ornament,” which is interested in the confusion between persons and things, was able to go to the Art Museum’s off-site Study Room where they studied and were able to be in the same room with original artworks from contemporary artists such as Lorna Simpson, Hannah Wilke, Dennis Oppenheim, and Yeesookyung. Of particular interests to the class were these artists’ deployment of anthropomorphic objects, their highly mediated approaches to self-representation and embodiment.