Cathy Caruth, Cornell University’s Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, visited for several days, dining with faculty and graduate students, holding office hours, and presenting both a public lecture on "Disappearing History: Scenes of Trauma in the Theater of Human Rights" as well as a History of the Book session on “The Art of the Interview: Listening to Trauma.” Drawing on work from two different book projects, Caruth shifted the grounds of trauma theory and research from “How can one survive a traumatic loss?” to “How can one make a claim to life?”
English Department faculty members, Jeff Dolven, Sophie Gee, Meredith Martin, Susan Stewart, and Susan Wolfson have all contributed to the Fourth Edition of The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry & Poetics. Click here to read the entire story.
The American New Criticism famously repudiated the romantics. Yet the movement's leading figures, seemingly in spite of themselves, were compulsively drawn to romantic poetry, offering idiosyncratic and influential readings of its major works and taking intellectual inspiration from its literary theories.
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Princeton students entering the Department of English or the Department of Comparative Literature have the opportunity to spend the fall of junior year at University College London (UCL), the oldest and largest of the constituent colleges of the University of London. This program is a result of the combined efforts of Princeton and UCL faculty members and offers a rigorous, exciting, and rewarding program of study at a top-ranked institution in one of the world’s great capital cities.
Wayne Koestenbaum, speaker
Thursday, February 07 - 4: 30 PM - McCormick 106
"Wayne Koestenbaum is Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center, visiting professor of painting and printmaking at the Yale University School of Art, and author of many books of criticism and poetry, most recently Humiliation and The Anatomy of Harpo Marx."