In fall 2020, students examined modernist and avant-garde experiments in word and image in the 20th century in the course, “Language to Be Looked At,” co-taught by Joshua Kotin, associate professor of English, and Irene Small, associate professor of art and archaeology. The course was crosslisted in the Program in Humanistic Studies, English, and art and archaeology.
Abolition Then and Now is a collaborative, virtual exhibition put together as part of a final project for a course on the writings of Frederick Douglass and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the fall of 2020.
A Book Talk and Discussion of Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World (NYU 2020) with Zakiyyah Iman Jackson. April 22, 2021 at 4:30pm via zoom.
Join the Department of English in welcoming our Bain Swiggett Distinguished Visitor in Poetry & Poetics, Virginia Jackson, on March 25th at 4:30pm.
Professor Jackson will discuss a pre-circulated section of Before Modernism: Inventing American Lyric in the Nineteenth Century.
Congratulations to Paige Allen, an English Department concentrator, who has been named a co-winner of the 2021 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate.
Allen, from Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, is also pursuing certificates in creative writing, humanistic studies, music theater and theater.
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The Next Chapter: Alumni Conversations in the Department of English. Please join us on March 3, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom to meet the panel of Princeton University English Department alumni:
Eu Na Noh '16 (Law)
L. Driskell-Garcia '17 (Education)
Emily Silk '10 (Publishing)
Jack Lohmann '19 (Journalism)
Veronica Pickett '10 (TV/ Media)
Claire Greene '13 (Medicine)
Gunnar Rice '17 (Graduate School)
Bhaamati Borkheteria '20 (Tech)
The department has published its 2019 - 2020 Annual Report. Click the link to read the online publication:
Department of English Annual Report 2019 - 2020.
The Trans Studies Symposium will bring together artists, scholars, and community organizers to be in dialogue about the current state of trans studies and movement building. Over four conversations, the symposium will help to unfurl the legacies of trans organizing, scholarship, art practices, and histories, and how we might consider this history as we move forward into a precarious future.
Here's one way to connect while we are apart: "Here and There," the English Department podcast and literary review, made by our English Outreach Interns and featuring student prose, poetry, illustrated graphic fiction and non-fiction, visual art, radio storytelling, and interviews with English faculty and members of the Princeton community. Enjoy, submit, and join this venue for shared discussion and connection.
From the writers of “The Lost Generation,” who include American expatriates F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein, to Sylvia Beach’s Shakespeare and Company bookshop, and to influential French writers like Guillaume Apollinaire or the Surrealists, early 20th-century Paris continues to hold a special allure for tourists and academics alike.
With support from a Humanities Center Gardner Grant, Susan Wolfson’s Frankenstein@200 convened a collquium March 2019 on Teaching Frankenstein: Race, Ethics, Pedagogy, Princeton PhD John Bugg (now a Professor at Fordham) and Adam Potkay, here in AY 2018-2019 as a Rockefeller Fellow at the Center for Human Values, and from that post interacted with a lot of our students in his classes, in colloquia. Essays developed from this occasion have just been published in Keats-Shelley Review 34.1 (2020), attracting much interest (in ways we could not have foreseen) in br