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"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.
First Edition of Pride and Prejudice
Prof. Claudia Johnson on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Posted February 4, 2013 Claudia L. Johnson was recently featured in the BBC’s celebration of the two-hundredth anniversary of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
"Summertime" Posted January 31, 2013 Wednesday, February 6, at 4:30 PM in the Carl Fields Center (58 Prospect St.)
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Study in London? Posted January 31, 2013

Princeton students entering the Department of English or the Department of Comparative Literature have the opportunity to spend the fall of junior year at University College London (UCL), the oldest and largest of the constituent colleges of the University of London. This program is a result of the combined efforts of Princeton and UCL faculty members and offers a rigorous, exciting, and rewarding program of study at a top-ranked institution in one of the world’s great capital cities.

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Faber Lecture: "Odd Secrets of the Line" Posted January 31, 2013 "Odd Secrets of the Line"

Wayne Koestenbaum, speaker

Thursday, February 07 - 4: 30 PM  - McCormick 106

"Wayne Koestenbaum is Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center, visiting professor of painting and printmaking at the Yale University School of Art, and author of many books of criticism and poetry, most recently Humiliation and The Anatomy of Harpo Marx."

Prof. Anne Cheng embraces inclusion - not assumptions - at King Day celebration Posted January 22, 2013 Professor of English and African American studies Anne Cheng honored the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
Faculty Member Robert Sandberg directs Senior Thesis Production Posted January 8, 2013 The Program in Theater will present the gritty psychological crime drama, A Steady Rain, by Keith Huff on January 10, 11, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m.
Prof. Michael Wood appears on the BBC radio series, "The Essay" Posted January 8, 2013 Professor Michael G Wood of Princeton University explores the publication of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way
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Intersections: "Building Along the Borders" Roundtable Posted December 11, 2012 "Intersections" working group's first event: “Building Along the Borders”: Intersectionality & Interdisciplinary Studies in English
English Major Stephanie Tam wins Sachs Prize Posted December 6, 2012 Stephanie Tam (Class of 2013) has been named one of the two recipients of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, one of the highest awards given to Princeton undergraduates.
Russ Leo, Milton Award
Prof. Russ Leo wins Milton Society award Posted December 6, 2012 Assistant Professor, Russ Leo's article "Milton's Aristotelian Experiments: Tragedy, Lustratio, and 'Secret refreshings' in Samson Agonistes" (from the 2011 Milton Studies) is one of the two co-winners for the Milton Society's annual James Holly Hanford Award for a distinguished essay on Milton.
Simon Gikandi to Receive MLA's James Russell Lowell Prize Posted December 4, 2012 New York, NY – 4 December 2012 – The Modern Language Association of America today announced it is awarding its forty-third annual James Russell Lowell Prize to Simon Gikandi, of Princeton University, for his book Slavery and the Culture of Taste
New Spring Course: ENG 374 - Life Writing: The Art of Biography Posted December 4, 2012 A seminar on great (and highly readable) biographies and autobiographies
The Pleasure Garden, from Vauxhall to Coney Island
Deborah Nord, "Night and Day: Illusion and Carnivalesque at Vauxhall" Posted December 3, 2012 Faculty Member, Deborah Nord's article "Night and Day: Illusion and Carnivalesque at Vauxhall" will appear in a book edited by Jonathan Conlin later this month.
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New Spring Course: ENG 405 - Contemporary Poetry Posted December 3, 2012 This seminar focuses on poetry books published in 2012 and 2013.
New Spring Course: ENG 223 - Literature & Food Posted December 3, 2012 This course explores both the joyful and the dark sides of eating and traces how “taste” informs the various ways in which we ingest the world.

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