News Archive


Jill Dolan named fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Posted April 21, 2016

Dolan is among seven Princeton faculty named to the Academy.

John Fleming
PODCAST: A Literary Life: John V. Fleming *63 Posted April 19, 2016

Emeritus Professor, John Fleming, interviewed by Princeton Alumni Weekly. (Photo by Sameer A. Khan)

ENG356, Esther Schor, Oliva Robbins and Leonard Milberg
Students of ENG 356 serve as docents for Princeton Art Museum Exhibit Posted April 19, 2016

Senior Olivia Robbins (left) shares her work with Prof. Esther Schor (right) and Leonard Milberg, a member of the Class of 1953. (Photo by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications)

Junior Joani Etskovitz awarded Beinecke Scholarship
Junior Joani Etskovitz awarded Beinecke Scholarship Posted April 14, 2016

English major, Joani Etxkovitz, has been awarded the Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study in English Literature.

Review: ‘The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe,’ by Elaine Showalter
Review: ‘The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe,’ by Elaine Showalter Posted March 11, 2016

New York Times review of 'The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe,' by Elaine Showalter

In Memoriam: Cara McCollum ’15 (February 6, 1992 - February 22, 2016) Posted February 22, 2016

It is with deep sadness that the English Department says goodbye to Cara McCollum (Class of 2015). A former English major as well as a Miss America contestant, Cara passed away this morning. A teacher celebrates her gifts.

Joshua Bennett
English Department Graduate Student, Joshua Bennett, wins Jacobus Fellowship Posted February 12, 2016

Joshua Bennett is co-winner of Princeton University's top honor for graduate students.

Ogemdi Ude, awarded Sachs Scholarship
English Department senior, Ogemdi Ude, awarded Sachs Scholarship Posted December 22, 2015

Ogemdi Ude, an English major, will spend a year as a Sachs Global Scholar studying Indigenous Australian physical theater in Melbourne, Australia.

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Princeton Buffer
Princeton Buffer interviews New York Times lead film critic, A.O. Scott Posted December 17, 2015

A.O. Scott, lead film critic for The New York Times, recently sat down for an interview with the editors of The Princeton Buffer

2015 Rhodes Scholars
2015 Rhodes Scholars include two Princeton English majors Posted November 23, 2015

Princeton University alumna Katherine Clifton (English), a member of the Class of 2015, and seniors Richard Lu, Cameron Platt (English), and Evan Soltas have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships.

English Faculty participate in event celebrating NEH 50th anniversary Posted November 18, 2015

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Princeton held a public conversation on Nov. 16 featuring NEH Chairman William "Bro" Adams and presentations by prominent scholars at the University as well as public humanities advocates. The event, "Community and University: 50 Years of the National Endowment for the Humanities," was sponsored by the Council of the Humanities, Princeton Public Library and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Fall 2015 Department Newsletter
English Department publishes Fall 2015 newsletter Posted October 7, 2015

Inaugural edition of the department news letter published.

Jill Dolan
Dean of the College Dolan: pioneer of feminist theater criticism Posted September 23, 2015

Featured in the Daily Princetonian.

Welcome students! Posted September 16, 2015

Best wishes for a successful academic year!

Learning to Die in the Anthropocene - Roy Scranton
Roy Scranton new book release "Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization" Posted August 19, 2015

Congratulations to graduate student, Roy Scranton.  His new book Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization is being released with City Lights on September 23, 2015. The book has received endorsements from Naomi Klein, Elizabeth Kolbert, Simon Critchley, Dale Jamieson, McKenzie Wark, and Rob Nixon.

ENG 232/AAS 223: "Food, Literature and the American Racial Diet"
ENG 232/AAS 223: "Food, Literature and the American Racial Diet" Posted July 24, 2015

Professor Anne Cheng's spring course "Food, Literature and the American Racial Diet" is featured on the Princeton homepage.

Lightning Panel Colloquium Poster
Recording of Spring 2015 "Lightning in a Panel" colloquium available Posted July 22, 2015

Lightning in a Panel - the American Superhero and the invention of a modern mythology.

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Pygmalion production
Robert Sandberg directs Princeton Summer Theater production of "Pygmalion" Posted June 30, 2015 This timeless comedy by George Bernard Shaw is a sharply funny commentary on class, gender, and what it means to be true to yourself.
Prof. Esther Schor received President's Award for Distinguished Teaching Posted June 4, 2015

Four Princeton University faculty members received President's Awards for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies Tuesday, June 2.

Jill Dolan
Professor Jill Dolan appointed Dean of the College Posted June 2, 2015 Jill Dolan, the Annan Professor in English and professor of theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts, has been named Princeton's next dean of the college.