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Prof. Maria DiBattista's proposal for International Network for Comparative Humanities selected Posted May 3, 2013 Princeton University's Council for International Teaching and Research has selected faculty proposals to create global networks to allow scholars to focus on interdisciplinary research in the humanities and experimental methods in political economy.
Photos from "What We Loved: A Conversation with Prof. Michael Wood" Posted April 26, 2013 Photos from: What We Loved: A Conversation with Prof. Michael Wood
Princeton English Graduate Student Roy Scranton featured on WHYY Posted April 26, 2013 Matt Gallagher and Roy Scranton on Radio Times
A Man For the Books Posted April 23, 2013 A gathering to honor the generosity of Leonard L. Milberg ’53
New Book by Prof. Diana Fuss Posted April 23, 2013 In Dying Modern, Diana Fuss identifies three distinct but largely unrecognized voices within the well-studied genre of the elegy: the dying voice, the reviving voice, and the surviving voice.
The Word On The Street Posted April 10, 2013 Wayside Shrines, a band including Princeton English Professor Nigel Smith, has released a new album "The Word on the Street".
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Sophomore English Open House Posted April 5, 2013 Tuesday, April 09 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Location: 28 McCosh Hall
Department Seniors Submit Theses Posted April 3, 2013
Prof. Jill Dolan's Letter to the Editor in the Daily Princetonian Posted April 3, 2013

Follow this link to read Prof. Jill Dolan's Letter to the Editor in the Daily Princetonian:


Opinion: Letter to the Editor: March 31, 2013

Cathy Caruth
Cathy Caruth - Humanities Council Short-term Visitor Posted March 27, 2013

Cathy Caruth, Cornell University’s Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, visited for several days, dining with faculty and graduate students, holding office hours, and presenting both a public lecture on "Disappearing History: Scenes of Trauma in the Theater of Human Rights" as well as a History of the Book session on “The Art of the Interview: Listening to Trauma.” Drawing on work from two different book projects, Caruth shifted the grounds of trauma theory and research from “How can one survive a traumatic loss?” to “How can one make a claim to life?”

Roundelay
Roundelay by R.N. Sandberg - March 21 - April 7 Posted March 6, 2013 March 21 - April 7 at The Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton, NJ.
History of a Book: A Seminar With Simon E. Gikandi Posted February 28, 2013 Wednesday, March 6 - 4:30 PM Hinds Library, McCosh Hall
English Department Faculty contribute to The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics Posted February 28, 2013

English Department faculty members, Jeff Dolven, Sophie Gee, Meredith Martin, Susan Stewart, and Susan Wolfson have all contributed to the Fourth Edition of The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry & Poetics.  Click here to read the entire story.

Fire and Forget cover
"Fire and Forget" edited by graduate student Roy Scranton Posted February 18, 2013 "Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War"
"Romanticism, Inc.: New Critical Professionalism and the Appreciation of Wordsworth" Posted February 13, 2013

The American New Criticism famously repudiated the romantics. Yet the movement's leading figures, seemingly in spite of themselves, were compulsively drawn to romantic poetry, offering idiosyncratic and influential readings of its major works and taking intellectual inspiration from its literary theories.

Hiltner Poster
The Two Cultures in Environmental Studies Posted February 11, 2013 "The Two Cultures in Environmental Studies," Ken Hiltner, speaker. Wednesday, February 13 – 4:30 PM – Guyot 10
Marathon Reading of Paradise Lost
Marathon Reading of Paradise Lost successful in spite of the weather Posted February 11, 2013

More details and photos on the Poetry@Princeton Blog

 

Meredith Martin Talk - UCI
Prof. Meredith Martin UCI talk: "Historical Prosody" Posted February 6, 2013 Professor Meredith Martin will present a talk "Historical Prosody" at the University of California - Irvine February 20, 2013.

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