News Archive


Cathy Caruth
Cathy Caruth - Humanities Council Short-term Visitor Posted March 27, 2013

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?”

Roundelay by R.N. Sandberg - March 21 - April 7 Posted March 6, 2013 March 21 - April 7 at The Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton, NJ.
History of a Book: A Seminar With Simon E. Gikandi Posted February 28, 2013 Wednesday, March 6 - 4:30 PM Hinds Library, McCosh Hall
English Department Faculty contribute to The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics Posted February 28, 2013

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.

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"Fire and Forget" edited by graduate student Roy Scranton Posted February 18, 2013 "Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War"
"Romanticism, Inc.: New Critical Professionalism and the Appreciation of Wordsworth" Posted February 13, 2013

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.

Hiltner Poster
The Two Cultures in Environmental Studies Posted February 11, 2013 "The Two Cultures in Environmental Studies," Ken Hiltner, speaker. Wednesday, February 13 – 4:30 PM – Guyot 10
Marathon Reading of Paradise Lost
Marathon Reading of Paradise Lost successful in spite of the weather Posted February 11, 2013

More details and photos on the Poetry@Princeton Blog


Meredith Martin Talk - UCI
Prof. Meredith Martin UCI talk: "Historical Prosody" Posted February 6, 2013 Professor Meredith Martin will present a talk "Historical Prosody" at the University of California - Irvine February 20, 2013.
First Edition of Pride and Prejudice
Prof. Claudia Johnson on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Posted February 4, 2013 Claudia L. Johnson was recently featured in the BBC’s celebration of the two-hundredth anniversary of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
"Summertime" Posted January 31, 2013 Wednesday, February 6, at 4:30 PM in the Carl Fields Center (58 Prospect St.)
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Study in London? Posted January 31, 2013

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.

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Faber Lecture: "Odd Secrets of the Line" Posted January 31, 2013 "Odd Secrets of the Line"

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."

Prof. Anne Cheng embraces inclusion - not assumptions - at King Day celebration Posted January 22, 2013 Professor of English and African American studies Anne Cheng honored the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
Faculty Member Robert Sandberg directs Senior Thesis Production Posted January 8, 2013 The Program in Theater will present the gritty psychological crime drama, A Steady Rain, by Keith Huff on January 10, 11, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m.
Prof. Michael Wood appears on the BBC radio series, "The Essay" Posted January 8, 2013 Professor Michael G Wood of Princeton University explores the publication of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way
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Intersections: "Building Along the Borders" Roundtable Posted December 11, 2012 "Intersections" working group's first event: “Building Along the Borders”: Intersectionality & Interdisciplinary Studies in English
English Major Stephanie Tam wins Sachs Prize Posted December 6, 2012 Stephanie Tam (Class of 2013) has been named one of the two recipients of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, one of the highest awards given to Princeton undergraduates.
Russ Leo, Milton Award
Prof. Russ Leo wins Milton Society award Posted December 6, 2012 Assistant Professor, Russ Leo's article "Milton's Aristotelian Experiments: Tragedy, Lustratio, and 'Secret refreshings' in Samson Agonistes" (from the 2011 Milton Studies) is one of the two co-winners for the Milton Society's annual James Holly Hanford Award for a distinguished essay on Milton.
Simon Gikandi to Receive MLA's James Russell Lowell Prize Posted December 4, 2012 New York, NY – 4 December 2012 – The Modern Language Association of America today announced it is awarding its forty-third annual James Russell Lowell Prize to Simon Gikandi, of Princeton University, for his book Slavery and the Culture of Taste