English Celebrates Class Day 2023
June 6, 2023

On Monday, May 29, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. in McCosh Hall 50, the Department of English celebrated the thirty-one graduates who majored in English from the Class of 2023. Over one hundred and thirty parents, family members, friends, and graduates arrived to celebrate the accomplishments of this year's graduates. 

This year, Acting…

Tamsen Wolff recognized for outstanding teaching
May 30, 2023

Four Princeton University faculty members received President’s Awards for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies Tuesday, May 30. They are Jesse Gomez, assistant professor of Princeton Neuroscience Institute; Rosina Lozano, associate professor of history; Claire White, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and…

Kinohi Nishikawa, associate professor of English and African American studies, one of four faculty members honored for excellence in mentoring graduate students
May 18, 2023

Four Princeton University faculty members have been named recipients of the Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate School and will be honored during the 

English's Jeewon Yoo is one of ten graduate students honored for excellence in teaching
May 18, 2023

The Graduate School has presented 10 graduate students with its annual Teaching Awards in recognition of their outstanding abilities as teachers.

Winners were selected by a committee chaired by Lisa Schreyer, deputy dean of the Graduate School, and composed of the…

An English major bound for med school? There’s a thesis topic for that.
May 18, 2023

Rachel Sturley came to Princeton with a curiosity about biology and a love for literature that started, respectively, in the tide pools of coastal Massachusetts and the New York subway.

The daughter of biologists, Sturley spent summers at the Science School at the marine facility at Woods Hole while her parents did research. “We…

2023 A. Scott Berg Winners Announced
May 4, 2023

Four students from the Class of 2024 selected for the A. Scott Berg.

Each year the Department of English’s Undergraduate faculty select from a pool of rising junior and senior concentrators to determine the winner of the A. Scott Berg Fellowship, a scholarship endowed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer A. Scott Berg `71 h.c. '03…

2023 Clio Hall Award Recipient Meredith Martin to be Honored at the GradFUTURES Forum
April 14, 2023

Meredith Martin is the Faculty Director of the Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton which started under her leadership in 2014. She is one of the strongest advocates for GradFUTURES and for diverse careers for graduate students, and frequently partners with GradFUTURES and other campus…

English Major & 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Maria Ressa '86 Book Selected as the Class of 2027's Pre-read
April 7, 2023

“How to Stand Up to a Dictator: The Fight for Our Future” by Maria Ressa ’86, an English major and 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner, will be the Class of 2027's  pre-read for the university. Maria Ressa, Class of 1986, received the 

2023 Clio Hall Award Recipient Andrew Finn to be Honored at the GradFUTURES Forum
April 6, 2023

Andrew Finn recently finished a Ph.D. in English, focusing on late medieval religious literature and critical theory. During his PhD, Andrew was also a dedicated campus leader, working closely with a wide range of faculty, administrators, and staff to develop programs, policies, and initiatives that support graduate students across the…

“Who will Dry My Tears?” Reflections on the History of a Lynching with Sarah Gaultieri
April 4, 2023

Date: 4/17/2023 at 4:30 pm

Location: Henry House 15

Nola Romey, a Syrian grocer, was lynched in Lake City, Florida in 1929, and his wife was murdered by Florida police. Prof. Sarah Gualtieri revisits the oral histories and archival methods she used to write the history of these events. She brings to the fore previously…

Susan Wolfson with Maria DiBattista on Mary Wollstonecraft's "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman"
April 4, 2023

April 20th, 2023 @ 6pm

Labyrinth Books @ 122 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542,

and Online streaming @

This event is co-sponsored by

Princeton University's Humanities

Council and English Department.

North-East Milton Seminar
March 13, 2023

The North-East Milton Seminar's 2023 keynote lecture, "Milton and Monism, Yet Once More" will be presented by Stephen M. Fallon, John J. Cavanaugh Professor of the Humanities, Notre Dame University. This year's seminar is scheduled for …

2023 Sophomore Open House
March 7, 2023

Every year the English Department welcomes rising sophomores interested in concentrating in English to come together for food and conversation to learn more about the department and those students who are drawn to English. This year the department extends an invitation to those students in the Class of 2025 to come join…

'Let the archive tell you what the story is'
March 2, 2023

Autumn Womack, Assistant Professor, Department of English and African American Studies, was not a big reader growing up. But she was assigned a book for English her junior year at Central High School in Philadelphia that she couldn’t put down. She read it after school, waiting for her best friend to finish her piano lessons at Settlement Music…

English Alumni, Ben Weissenbach '20, One of Two Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Feb. 20, 2023

Princeton University alumni Willow Dalehite of the Class of 2022 and Bennett Weissenbach of the Class of 2020 will head to the University of Cambridge in the fall as recipients of Gates Cambridge Scholarships. Dalehite and Weissenbach are among 23 U.S. winners of the scholarship.

Professors Autumn Womack & Monica Huerta's Organizing Stories kicks off this semester with Dinner & Dialogue
Feb. 15, 2023

ORGANIZING STORIES is excited to kick off this semester with Dinner & Dialogue.

We'll be joined by graduate student organizers who will share their stories and experiences of cultivating a self-sustaining praxis and artistic resistance while organizing around labor rights, gender based violence, BIPOC maternal health, and Black…

Invitation to Explore: Literature & Fashion Student's Final Virtual Exhibition
Dec. 14, 2022

For students enrolling in ENG 294 Literature & Fashion, it began with an image.

Co-taught and envisioned by Professor Anne Cheng and graduate student, Moeko Fujii through the Collaborative Teaching Initiative, the fall 2023 English course invited students to explore the intimate relationship between literature,…

Judith Butler talks violence and law at campus lecture
Oct. 27, 2022
The Daily Princetonian reviews the Eberhard L. Faber Class of 1915 Memorial Lecture in Literature "Fury and Justice in the Humanities" with Judith Butler that took place in McCosh 10 on Monday, November 7th.
The Next Chapter: Career Conversations with Princeton English Alumni
Oct. 27, 2022
The Next Chapter: Career Conversations with Princeton English Alumni will return to its former in-person panel this year! The Department of English welcomes back eight of our recent undergraduate alumni to talk about their career paths since Princeton, and how they have used skills gained in the major in the fields of higher education, publishing, medicine, law, marketing, journalism, arts management, non-profit, tech, and library science.