Whether and how to incorporate rehabilitation into incarceration is an issue that society has grappled with for centuries and still struggles with today. In his dissertation, graduate student Matthew Ritger is looking at an unexpected source to study the period when the concept first began to emerge.
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The translation into English of a major work of African literature and an exploration into the lives of writers and artists through their book-borrowing habits in 1920-30s Paris have been chosen to receive support from the Dean for Research Innovation Funds.
The “Indigenous/Settler” conference held April 4-6 at Princeton brought together Indigenous scholars and activists with Princeton students and faculty.
Senior Max West talks about how his military service prepared him as a collegiate athlete.
Congratulations to Team Bloomburgers with Fries from Butler College, and mentor chef Christeen Griffiths, for taking home the Tiger Chef Cup in last week’s fourth annual Tiger Chef Challenge. Dream Team, mentored by Whitman College chef James Park, was the runner up.
The Challenge is a highly visible example of our Vision in action, supporting our community to be its healthy best on and off campus.
Princeton senior Victoria Davidjohn has received a Martin A. Dale ’53 Fellowship to spend a year after she graduates to pursue a project of special interest to her.
Andrew Cole, Professor of English and Director of the Gauss Seminars in Criticism, delivered the Clark Lectures 2019 at Trinity College, Cambridge University, U.K., from January 28 to February 6.
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English Department graduate student, Matthew Ritger, along with three other students have been awarded the Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton’s top graduate student honor. The fellowships support the final year of study at Princeton and are awarded to one Ph.D. student in each of the four divisions (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering) whose work has exhibited the highest scholarly excellence.
Congratulations to Annabel Barry, co-winner of the University’s 2019 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize.
If you are considering declaring either English or Comparative Literature and would like to study abroad in Fall 2019, then please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 13th for lunch and conversation.
“Black Poetry: A Conference” — a historic gathering of 42 poets — will open with a gala reading at 7 p.m Thursday, Feb. 14, at McCarter Theatre Center’s Matthews Theatre. The reading, free and open to the public, features nine award-winning poets.
With a brilliant career in several, frequently overlapping fields--Dickens (first, last, always); Victorian, Modern (and some contemporary) fiction; (micro)stylistics in prose and poetry; narratology; film/cinema/media studies; art history; book history--and an irrepressible curiosity about everything, Garrett Stewart promises great company. His graduate seminar is The Long Media Century: Victorian to Modern.
Deadline for applications (extended): Deadline is Friday, March 8th, 2019 @ 11:59 PM via SAFE. OPEN to English majors only, current juniors (2020) and rising juniors (2021).
Last outing for University College London students; high tea at the Wallace Collection followed by final evening at the theatre (Kit Harrington in True West for some students, and A Christmas Carol for others).
On November 28, Professor of English Eduardo Cadava was featured in the Profiles in Distinguished Teaching series organized by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.
Labyrinth Books feature department Professors Dolven, Wolff and Chihaya in recent book talks.
English major Annabel Barry ’19 has received a George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which funds American students of exceptional “academic distinction, leadership, and service” to pursue a year of graduate study in Ireland.
In Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein, the scientist Victor Frankenstein refuses to obey the wishes of his monstrous creation and make a female of the same species. If the two creatures were to procreate, he reflects, “a race of devils would be propagated upon the earth who might make the very existence of the species of man a condition precarious and full of terror.” In revenge, the monster hunts down Frankenstein and kills his bride on their wedding night, ensuring that Frankenstein’s only progeny remains the monster himself.