News Archive


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.

To view the event, see: 


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.
Graduation celebration cake
Congratulations to the Class of 2015 Posted June 2, 2015

Congratulations to all of our English Department majors!

Nunokawa: Note Book publication image
'Note Book' Author Jeff Nunokawa Talks Literature In The Age Of Facebook Posted May 28, 2015 Professor Jeff Nunokawa is interviewed on his recently released book, "Note Book". 

Click here to read the Huffington Post article.

Claudia Johnson receives Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities Posted May 4, 2015 Professor Claudia Johnson received the University's Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities.
Meredith Martin awarded Mellon Foundation Fellowship Posted April 28, 2015 Meredith Martin, associate professor of English and director of the Digital Humanities Center, has been awarded a New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
McCosh Hall image
Daily Princetonian: 14 Coolest Fall Classes Posted April 15, 2015

A Daily Princetonian article featuring the "14 Coolest Fall Classes" includes two new English Department courses.

English Department PhD alumnus John Bugg wins Fordham Graduate Teaching Award Posted March 25, 2015 John Bugg received the annual Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching at Fordham University's Arts and Sciences Faculty Day.
Valerie Smith appointed president of Swarthmore College Posted February 23, 2015 Congratulations to Valerie Smith on her appointment to the presidency of Swarthmore College
Meredith Martin: Princeton Prosody Archive
Princeton Prosody Archive brings digital tools to the study of poetry Posted February 9, 2015

Meredith Martin, an associate professor of English at Princeton University, is using digital tools to explore new analytical questions in the study of poetry.

Grace May Tilton Fund in the Program in American Studies accepting applications for awards in American art Posted January 21, 2015 The Program in American Studies is soliciting applications from former graduate students who have identified themselves with the Program in American Studies during their graduate studies.
National Gallery of Art Podcast - Zahid Chaudhary Posted January 12, 2015 Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852–1860, Part 2: Interpreting Early Photography in India: Medium and Method
Sarah Chihaya freshman seminar
Professor Sarah Chihaya freshman seminar featured on University home page Posted December 8, 2014

Sarah Chihaya, an assistant professor of English, is teaching the freshman seminar "Student Life: The University in Film and Fiction," which is encouraging new Princeton students to think about the many facets of college life featured.

Freshman seminar homes in on university experience for new students

Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications


Professors Sophie Gee and Michael Wood contribute to journal edited by former English Dept. Graduate Student Posted November 13, 2014 Professors Sophie Gee and Michael Wood contribute articles to the journal, Republics of Letters, edited by former English Department graduate student, Denise Gigante.
Galway Kinnell, distinguished Princeton alumnus, poet, and English major, is dead at 87 Posted October 30, 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Department of English alumnus Galway Kinnell passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
ENG359 Film and Television Review: The Princeton Buffer
ENG 359: Film and Television Review: The Princeton Buffer Posted October 24, 2014 Paula Brett of Princeton's New Media Center teaching Professor Diana Fuss' ENG359 students about podcasting with images.