News Archive


New Spring Course: ENG 374 - Life Writing: The Art of Biography Posted December 4, 2012 A seminar on great (and highly readable) biographies and autobiographies
The Pleasure Garden, from Vauxhall to Coney Island
Deborah Nord, "Night and Day: Illusion and Carnivalesque at Vauxhall" Posted December 3, 2012 Faculty Member, Deborah Nord's article "Night and Day: Illusion and Carnivalesque at Vauxhall" will appear in a book edited by Jonathan Conlin later this month.
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New Spring Course: ENG 405 - Contemporary Poetry Posted December 3, 2012 This seminar focuses on poetry books published in 2012 and 2013.
New Spring Course: ENG 223 - Literature & Food Posted December 3, 2012 This course explores both the joyful and the dark sides of eating and traces how “taste” informs the various ways in which we ingest the world.
18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium -- "How To Do Things with Books" Posted December 3, 2012 Leah Price , Department of English Harvard University
New Spring Course: ENG 305 - Contemporary Literary Theory Posted December 3, 2012 Survey of central debates in cultural and literary studies focusing on texts in contemporary theory that formulate an understanding of the self. Course follows shifts between structuralism, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, and Marxism.
The Annotated Frankenstein
History of a Book Talk: "The Annotated Frankenstein" Posted November 30, 2012 POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE
Roy Scranton participates in University Veteran's Day Panel Posted November 16, 2012 Daily Princetonian article on the discussion at a recent Veteran's Day panel.
Michael Gamer presentation
Michael Gamer talk: "Re-collection's Intranquility" Posted November 16, 2012 Michael Gamer, Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, presented a talk entitled "Re-collection's Intranquility" to our Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Colloquium on Wednesday, November 28 at 4:30 p.m. in 40 McCosh Hall.
Elaine Showalter receives the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism Posted November 8, 2012 Elaine Showalter received the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin.
Gleason's "Sites Unseen" chosen as runner-up for John Hope Franklin prize Posted November 6, 2012 Bill Gleason's "Sites Unseen" has been chosen by American Studies Association as one of three runners-up for the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize for best book in American Studies in 2011.
Elaine Showalter honorary degree
Elaine Showalter receives honorary degree from St. Andrews Posted November 6, 2012

Emeritus Professor, Elaine Showalter, recently received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of St. Andrews.  Read the laureation address on the St. Andrews website.

 Junior Seminar in London (University College London study abroad program) on a tour, 2012.
Students reflect on UCL Junior Seminar 2012 Posted October 26, 2012

Life After Study Abroad: Students reflect on UCL Junior Seminar 2012.

Read the story in the Daily Princetonian here.

Read the web story on the Princeton University homepage: In London, contemporary British literature comes to life.

"Jane Austen's Cults and Cultures," by Claudia L. Johnson Posted October 22, 2012 Claudia L. Johnson's new book, "Jane Austen's Cults and Cultures," was recently published by the University of Chicago Press.
Daphne Brooks article published in "The Nation" Posted October 22, 2012 Daphne Brooks' article on Whitney Houston recently published.
Professor William Gleason published in Princeton Alumni Weekly Posted October 18, 2012 Professor William Gleason - October 10, 2012 - Princeton Alumni Weekly article: Goodnight, iPad?: Children’s literature in a digital age.
Jeff Dolven collaborates with graduates to create new literary magazine Posted October 16, 2012 Jeff Dolven, collaborates with Princeton graduates to create the "The American Reader."
Esther Schor appears in the film "Emma Lazarus, Poet of Exiles" Posted October 16, 2012

Esther Schor appears in the film "Emma Lazarus, Poet of Exiles," directed by Andrea Simon. The film was made for an exhibition by the same name, currently on view at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Schor served as an advisor to the exhibition, and co-wrote and recorded the walking tour app, which may be downloaded at:

ENG 224: Class photo
ENG 224: Topics in Asian American Studies: "Law, Bodies, and the Everyday" Posted October 16, 2012 ENG 224: Topics in Asian American Studies "Law, Bodies, and the Everyday," is currently being team-taught by Prof. Anne A. Cheng and the Honorable Judge Denny Chin from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Sarah Case poetry review in Jacket2 Posted October 12, 2012 Graduate student Sarah Case had a poetry review appear online at Jacket2