News Archive


Paul Muldoon and Lance Rutkin interview
Paul Muldoon, An Interview with Lance Rutkin (’17) Posted June 7, 2017

Graduating senior Lance Rutkin sat down for a wide-ranging and candid conversation with poet Paul Muldoon, Princeton’s Howard G. B. Clark '21 Professor and Founding Chair of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts. One of "the most significant English-language poets born since the second World War” (TLS), Muldoon spoke with Rutkin about his recent sea voyage around the world, his months-long drive across the United States, and his time in Ireland participating in the centenary events of the 1916 Rising, Easter Week.

Seniors, Nwabueze and Watkins, Win Lewis Center for the Arts Awards Posted May 24, 2017

Congratulations to English Department seniors, Ugonna Nwabueze '18 and Emma Watkins '18, on winning awards sponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts that provide resources to conduct research, undertake training, and pursue other opportunities critical to achieving their senior thesis project goals.

Spirit of Princeton Award
Senior Hajrah Hussain wins a 2017 Spirit of Princeton Award Posted May 16, 2017

Hajrah Hussain is a senior from Jersey City, New Jersey, majoring in English and earning certificates in linguistics and global health and health policy. She is a peer health adviser in Forbes College, a UMatter fellow and a member of the Princeton University Mentorship Program. She has also worked as a research assistant in the Department of Sociology, where she studied access to mental health care. She has served as a member of the DREAM Team, the Muslim Students' Association Community Service Chair and was vice president of Tropical Clinics for Rural Health.

Edwin Rosales
Senior thesis: Rosales transforms his immigrant experience on page and stage Posted May 8, 2017

To meet the requirements of his major in English and certificates in creative writing, theater and Latino studies, Princeton senior Edwin Rosales had to write not one but two senior theses. The first in his family to go to college, he drew on his own experience of coming to the U.S. from Guatemala as a child and on his extensive research to write a collection of short stories and a play. Rosales said the arts at Princeton empowered him and built his confidence as a writer.

Simon Gikandi
Simon Gikandi receives Behrman Award Posted May 8, 2017

Congratulations to Simon Gikandi on receiving the University's Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities.

Margaret Wright '17
Margaret Wright '17, Martin A. Dale '53 fellowship winner Posted May 8, 2017

Margaret Wright, a senior majoring in English who is affiliated with Rockefeller College, has taken many classes at Princeton that have taught her how to better articulate and present her opinions. To add to those skills, she said, she would like to focus instead on listening to other people — "not in order to rebut an argument or support a claim, but just to try to understand."

Simon Gikandi
Featured course: Topics in Literature and Ethics: Modern Evil Posted May 4, 2017

Professor Simon Gikandi's course, "Topics in Literature and Ethics: Modern Evil", is featured on the university website. 

Bollywood Class discussion
Meenu Gaur and critic Iftikhar Dadi discuss the making of Zinda Bhaag Posted May 1, 2017

“Award-winning filmmaker Meenu Gaur and critic Iftikhar Dadi, discuss the making of Zinda Bhaag, the first oscar-nominated film from Pakistan in over 30 years, with students in Prof. Chaudhary’s course on Bollywood Cinema. Students from Cornell, also in a course on Bollywood, joined the discussion remotely.”

Daniel Blank
Daniel Blank honored by Graduate School for excellence in teaching and service Posted April 24, 2017

Congratulations to Daniel Blank on being honored by the Graduate School for excellence in teaching.

Deborah Nord and Maria DiBattista
'At Home in the World': DiBattista and Nord reframe female literary tradition Posted April 17, 2017

Congratulations to Deborah Nord and Maria DiBattista on the publication of their new book, "At Home in the World: Women Writers and Public Life, from Austen to the Present".

Dialogue China conference
A Dialogue in Chinese and English Poetics Posted April 10, 2017

A group of seven Chinese poets and poetry scholars visited the Princeton campus to participate in a week-long seminar (March 26-31) organized by Professor Susan Stewart and devoted to “A Dialogue in Chinese and English Poetics.”

NYT - Acrostic - Schor
Professor Esther Schor's new book on Esperanto, Bridge of Words, featured in New York Times Sunday Acrostic. Posted March 1, 2017 As New York Times Sunday puzzlers recently discovered, Professor Esther Schor's new book on Esperanto, Bridge of Words, was featured in the Acrostic on February 19th (constructed by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon).
Rob Nixon
Writing environmental ruin, or how to write an obituary for an embattled planet Posted January 27, 2017

Courses taught by Prof. Rob Nixon are discussed in hompage feature story.

Read the story here:

Writing environmental ruin, or how to write an obituary for an embattled planet


Simon Gikandi
Gikandi, Leo, and Wills elected to MLA posts Posted January 10, 2017 Congratulations to Professor Simon Gikandi, who has been elected Second Vice President of the Modern Language Association (MLA)
Wolfson - Reading Keats
Susan Wolfson book award Posted January 3, 2017

Susan Wolfson's publication, Reading John Keats, published by Cambridge University Press, has received the "Outstanding Academic Title" award from Choice.



Joani Etskovitz
Congratulations to Joani Etskovitz, Class of 2017, Marshall Fellow Posted December 12, 2016

Congratulations to English department major, Joani Etskovitz '17, on winning the Marshall Fellowship. 

Bridge of Words - Esther Schor
Schor explores the universal language Esperanto in 'Bridge of Words' Posted November 11, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Esther Schor on the publication of her new book:  "Bridge of Words: Esperanto and the Dream of a Universal Language"

Juniors nominated to undergraduate advisory committee Posted October 25, 2016

Congratulations to juniors Luke Gamble, Kevin Romero and Lydia Weintraub for being nominated by their peers to the English Department undergraduate advisory committee.

Gunnar Rice
Congratulations! Gunnar Rice '17 elected to Phi Beta Kappa Posted October 18, 2016 Congratulations! Gunnar Rice '17 elected to Phi Beta Kappa


Professor Susan Wolfson receives Phi Beta Kappa teaching award Posted June 7, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Susan Wolfson on receiving the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.