News Archive


Clair Wills
Professor Clair Wills inducted into the Royal Irish Academy Posted June 1, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Clair Wills on her induction in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin, Friday, May 27, 2016.

Poems before lunch
POEMS BEFORE LUNCH Friday, May 27, 2106 10:30am - 11:30am Posted May 26, 2016

What do we reach for, when we reach for a poem?

Jeff Dolven
Jeff Dolven Announced as Second Behrman Professor in the Humanities Posted May 24, 2016

The Council of the Humanities is pleased to announce that Jeff Dolven, associate professor of English, will become the second Behrman Professor in the Humanities

Spirit of Princeton Award winners
English Major Olivia Robbins '16 among Spirit of Princeton Award Winners Posted May 16, 2016

Eight students have been named winners of the 2016 Spirit of Princeton Award, honoring Princeton University undergraduates for positive contributions to campus life.

Cameron Platt and Esther Kim
Platt named valedictorian, Kim selected as salutatorian Posted April 26, 2016

Congratulations to Cameron Platt, an English major from Santa Barbara, California, has been selected as valedictorian of Princeton's Class of 2016. Esther Kim, an English major from Marietta, Georgia, has been named the Latin salutatorian.

Critical Encounters Series presents Against Interpretation Trans-bodies and Beyond
Critical Encounters Series presents Against Interpretation Trans-bodies and Beyond Posted April 21, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
100 Jones Hall

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!