2018 - 2019
Andrew Cole, Professor of English and Director of the Gauss Seminars in Criticism, delivered the Clark Lectures 2019 at Trinity College, Cambridge University, U.K., from January 28 to February 6.
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English Department graduate student, Matthew Ritger, along with three other students have been awarded the Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton’s top graduate student honor. The fellowships support the final year of study at Princeton and are awarded to one Ph.D. student in each of the four divisions (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering) whose work has exhibited the highest scholarly excellence.
Congratulations to Annabel Barry, co-winner of the University’s 2019 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize.
If you are considering declaring either English or Comparative Literature and would like to study abroad in Fall 2019, then please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 13th for lunch and conversation.
“Black Poetry: A Conference” — a historic gathering of 42 poets — will open with a gala reading at 7 p.m Thursday, Feb. 14, at McCarter Theatre Center’s Matthews Theatre. The reading, free and open to the public, features nine award-winning poets.
With a brilliant career in several, frequently overlapping fields--Dickens (first, last, always); Victorian, Modern (and some contemporary) fiction; (micro)stylistics in prose and poetry; narratology; film/cinema/media studies; art history; book history--and an irrepressible curiosity about everything, Garrett Stewart promises great company. His graduate seminar is The Long Media Century: Victorian to Modern.
Deadline for applications (extended): Deadline is Friday, March 8th, 2019 @ 11:59 PM via SAFE. OPEN to English majors only, current juniors (2020) and rising juniors (2021).
Last outing for University College London students; high tea at the Wallace Collection followed by final evening at the theatre (Kit Harrington in True West for some students, and A Christmas Carol for others).
On November 28, Professor of English Eduardo Cadava was featured in the Profiles in Distinguished Teaching series organized by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.
Labyrinth Books feature department Professors Dolven, Wolff and Chihaya in recent book talks.
English major Annabel Barry ’19 has received a George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which funds American students of exceptional “academic distinction, leadership, and service” to pursue a year of graduate study in Ireland.
In Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein, the scientist Victor Frankenstein refuses to obey the wishes of his monstrous creation and make a female of the same species. If the two creatures were to procreate, he reflects, “a race of devils would be propagated upon the earth who might make the very existence of the species of man a condition precarious and full of terror.” In revenge, the monster hunts down Frankenstein and kills his bride on their wedding night, ensuring that Frankenstein’s only progeny remains the monster himself.
We are proud to announce this years Edward W. Said Memorial Lecturer, Professor Moustafa Bayoumi. A former student of Edward Said’s, Professor Bayoumi is currently a professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY).
Princeton University hosted a reading of Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel Frankenstein, which is celebrating its bicentennial this year. Each night was dedicated to one volume of the novel. This event, presented by Princeton’s English Department and Humanities Council, belonged to the worldwide Frankenreads initiative organized by the Keats-Shelley Association of America.
On Monday, Oct. 22nd, Leigh Raiford, Associate Professor & H. Michael and Jeanne Williams Chair in African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley, presented “Burning All Illusion: Abstraction, Black Life, and the Unmaking of White Supremacy” as part of the ongoing Intersections Working Group series. The event was hosted by Professor Autumn Womack and co-sponsored by the departments of English and African American Studies.
An exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of the release of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, prepared in coordination with the “Frankenstein at 200” programming lead by Professor Susan Wolfson of the English department. Learn more about upcoming related talks, lectures and events at:
The reading commences on Halloween and continues over the next two evenings, Nov. 1 and 2, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. in the Chancellor Green Rotunda. Princeton’s Frankenread is free and open to the public.
In the 19th century, printing technology changed the way readers experienced texts. Today, students and researchers are using digital technology to access historical literary texts in new ways and finding surprising echoes of the past in their own lives.
ENG 300 Junior Seminar students, Jonathan Alicea, John Baek, Caroline Bailey, Seb Benzecry, Alex Chien, Destiny Eisenhour, Todd Gilman, David Loughran, Christian Novogratz, Abby Spare, Manuel Torres-Llompart, Jacob Wheeler, Chamari White-Mink, Charity Young and Professor Russ Leo standing in front of McCosh Hall.
Professor Nigel Smith and his junior seminar students, Tessa Albertson, Kwame Amaning, Emma Hopkins, Seamus McDonough, Pamela McGowen, Henry McGrath, Alexander Paternostro, Rasheeda Saka, TJ Smith, Sylvie Thode and Alice Xu.