News Archive


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Junior Seminar: "Literature, Radicalism and Protest" Posted October 16, 2018

Professor Nigel Smith and his junior seminar students, Tessa Albertson, Kwame Amaning, Emma Hopkins, Seamus McDonough, Pamela McGowen, Henry McGrath, Alexander Paternostro, Rasheeda Saka, TJ Smith, Sylvie Thode and Alice Xu.

Junior Seminar: "Reading Bodies"
Junior seminar: "Reading Bodies" Posted October 11, 2018

Junior seminar students class photo.

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Greetings from London! Posted October 8, 2018

PU English majors attended a production of Underground Railroad Game at Soho Theatre followed by dinner at Hoppers, a well-known Sri Lankan restaurant.

Featured Author: Monica Pelaez ’97 Assembles the Poetry of Liberation Posted October 8, 2018

 Alumni author Monica Pelaez ’97 featured in PAW article.

Gauss award finalists
"At Home in the World" shorlisted for the 2018 Christian Gauss Award Posted September 24, 2018

AT HOME IN THE WORLD: Women Writers and Public Life, from Austen to the Present, a book by Maria diBattista and Deborah Nord, is one of four titles shortlisted for the 2018 Christian Gauss Award of Phi Beta Kappa.  The award is one of three that Phi Beta Kappa confers, and it’s meant to celebrate outstanding books in the field of literary scholarship or criticism.

Jane Austen - The Beautiful Cassandra
Congratulations to Claudia Johnson on the release of her new edition of Jane Austen's "The Beautifull Cassandra" Posted September 13, 2018

Claudia L Johnson's edition of Jane Austen's The Beautifull Cassandra, which she wrote when she was about 12, has been released.

Pre Read
Pre-read to be distributed to entire University for first time ever Posted September 13, 2018

“Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech,” will be distributed to all undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and interested staff.

Bread Loaf Fellows in Bath
Bread Loaf School of English in Oxford Posted July 26, 2018

This year’s Bread Loaf fellows, Annabel Barry, Julia Mosby, and Lucina Schwartz, have been making the most of Oxford and its environs!

Summer Reads 2018: What are Princeton professors reading this summer? Posted July 9, 2018

Diana Fuss, Simon Gikandi and four other Princeton professors talk about how the books on their shelves relate to their work and share what’s on their summer reading lists. We also have some movie recommendations.

Read the full story on the University website.

Emma Watkins '18
Senior Thesis: Emma Watkins '18 - ‘Trailing Rhiannon’ Posted July 5, 2018

English major, Emma Watkins, who graduated in June, combined her interests in folklore, feminist music theater and environmental studies to write a play about the mythical Welsh figure Rhiannon.


Reunions: Poems before Lunch - Prof. Gleason, Schor, Anderson
Before Lunch Poems: Alums join faculty for an hour of poetry Posted June 25, 2018

Each year during Reunions the English Department invites Princeton alums to join us for an hour of poetry and conversation.

English Major, Rasheeda Saka, one of six Princeton students to join Mellon Mays Fellowship to diversify professoriate
English Major, Rasheeda Saka, one of six Princeton students to join Mellon Mays Fellowship to diversify professoriate Posted June 15, 2018

Class of 2020 members (from left to right) Kenji Cataldo, Rasheeda Saka, Jaylin Lugardo, Oluwatoyin Edogun and Matthew Oakland are among the six Princeton students named as 2018 Mellon Mays fellows. Yousef Elzalabany is not pictured.

Kernan obit
Emeritus Professor Alvin Kernan obituary Posted June 13, 2018

Alvin Kernan, the Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus, professor of English, emeritus, and former dean of the Graduate School at Princeton University, died May 17 in Skillman, New Jersey.

Click here to read the story on the University website.

Hooding Ceremony
Congratulations to our newly hooded Ph.D.s! Posted June 6, 2018

Seven students received their academic hoods in the Ph.D. hooding ceremony on Cannon Green.

Cadava receives Teaching Award
Eduardo Cadava receives the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. Posted June 6, 2018

Congratulations to Eduardo Cadava on receiving the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Tuesday's Commencement Ceremony. 

Senior Krolewski receives Witherspoon Scholarship to study in Scotland
Senior Krolewski receives Witherspoon Scholarship to study in Scotland Posted May 29, 2018

Princeton University senior Sara Krolewski has been awarded a Witherspoon Scholarship to study literature at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She is an English major who is also earning a certificate in French.

Simon Gikandi
Simon Gikandi Awarded Old Dominion Fellowship Posted May 10, 2018

Simon Gikandi, Robert Schirmer Professor of English, has been awarded by the Council of the Humanities an Old Dominion Fellowship. Appointed for one year, Gikandi will be researching his book The Atlantic Crypt: Slavery and the Cultures of Modernity as well as engaging with colleagues across the University. Old Dominion scholars also serve as Faculty Fellows in Princeton’s Society of Fellows.

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Princeton Celebrates Poetry: Jeff Dolven, Paul Muldoon, Esther Schor, and Tracy K. Smith Posted May 2, 2018

Listen to some great poems, selected and recited by poets in the English Department and the Lewis Center for the Arts: Jeff Dolven (Bicycle Stanzas), Paul Muldoon (Ireland), Esther Schor (A Clear Midnight), and Tracy K. Smith (Second Estrangement).

Rasheeda Saka
Congratulations to Rasheeda Saka (Class of 2020) Posted April 27, 2018

Congratulations to Rasheeda Saka (Class of 2020) who has won a Breakout 8 Writers Prize. Co-sponsored by The Authors Guild (the largest and oldest community of professional writers) and Epiphany: A Literary Journal, the Breakout Prize “celebrates the voices of exciting student writers.” The award includes a cash prize along with publication in the forthcoming spring/summer issue of Epiphany. Rasheeda Saka is a fiction writer who has studied with Neel Mukherjee, Angela Flournoy, and Kirstin Valdez Quade.