Past Events


Jan 13
virtual 3: 00 PM

Join us Wednesday, January 13th at 3:00 p.m. for a discussion of the film EMMA. (dir. Autumn de Wilde, 2020) hosted by Jeewon Yoo and Yan Che. 
Class of 2022 Concentrators are strongly encouraged to participate. Concentrators can view the film prior by accessing in the Canvas Common Works Group via this link prior to the discussion. We meet via Zoom. This opportunity is provided as a community conversation in preparation for the 2022 Common Works exam. 

Nov 23
Lisa Dwan, Class of 1932 Visiting Fellow in the Council of the Humanities
virtual - requires registration 5: 00 PM

The Department of English and the Council of the Humanities invite you to a rehearsed reading of Colm Tóibín’s Pale Sister by Lisa Dwan. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness this amazing performance.


Dec 05
Jeff Nunokawa
Professor Jeff Nunokawa,
10 McCosh Hall (outer entry door A or #1, up the stairs) 7: 00 PM

Join us for an evening of laughter and tears as we celebrate the 32nd Anniversary of Top Gun.

Film screening with live commentary by Professor Jeff Nunokawa AND just added, a live performance by QUIPFIRE!

This event is free and open to the public.

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Oct 16
Blackness and Disability Roundtable poster
Jane Dunhamn, National Black Disability Coalition; Leroy F. Moore Jr., Krip-Hop Nation; Timothy Lyle, Iona College; Therí A. Pickens, Bates College; Sami Schalk, University Wisconsin-Madison; Dennis Tyler, Fordham University
101 McCormick Hall (Princeton Art Museum Entrance) 5: 00 PM

The roundtable “Blackness & Disability” dovetails with the publication of African American Review'’s special issue of the same name. Contributors to the issue will address practical and theoretical concerns in the intersectional study of race, gender, disability, and embodiment.

Co-sponsored by the Department of English, Humanities Council, Department of African American Studies, Disability Studies Working Group, Program in American Studies, and the Office of Disability Services


May 11
Chancellor Green 8: 00 PM

PUP presents: Frankenstein, the musical

An 1823 Musical Adaption of the Classic Tale Music by Evan Gedrich '18

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May 10
Chancellor Green 8: 00 PM

PUP presents: Frankenstein, the musical

An 1823 Musical Adaption of the Classic Tale Music by Evan Gedrich '18

For more information, please contact:


May 09
Chancellor Green 8: 00 PM

PUP presents: Frankenstein, the musical

An 1823 Musical Adaption of the Classic Tale Music by Evan Gedrich '18

For more information, please contact:


Oct 26
Gaby Moreno, Latin Grammy Award Winner
Richardson Auditorium 8: 00 PM

Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno is the winner of the 2013 Latin Grammy for Best New Artist, and will be performing a wonderful program with her band in Richardson.

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Apr 05
Amy Heller, Dennis Doros and Ronald K. Gray
McCormick 101 (Princeton Art Museum) 5: 00 PM

A screening of Kathleen Collins's LOSING GROUND and Ronald K. Gray's TRANSMAGNIFICAN DAMBAMUALITY

The screening will be followed by Q&A with Amy Heller, Dennis Doros and Ronald K. Gray.

Feb 28
Garden Theater 8: 00 PM

Princeton students only, closed to the public.

Dec 10
Stuart Calton, Verity Spott, Keston Sutherland
010 East Pyne (lower level) 6: 00 PM

Poetry reading and music. Reception to follow. Registration required:


Stuart Calton

Verity Spott

Oct 01
Roger Berlind '52, Landon Jones, Jr. '66, William Kelly, III '71, Blair Labatt '69, Alan Thomas '81; Also attending, A. Scott Berg '71, William Germano, Susan Mizruchi *85, Richard Preston *83, Neil Rudenstine '56, Annalyn Swan '73
40 McCosh Hall (Entry #4) 4: 00 PM

A panel discussion with Princeton alumni speaking about their careers after graduating with a degree in English. Refreshments will be served.



Apr 09
Robert Adamson and Devin Johnston
Chancellor Green 105 4: 30 PM

Robert Adamson is one of Australia's most eminent poets, and is a writer, editor and publisher. He has published 15 books of poetry. He has acted as President of the Poetry Society, editor of the Poetry Society of Australia's magazine, New Poetry, and poetry reviewer for Australia's national newspaper, The Australian.

Mar 31
Monica Miller, Barnard College and Tanisha Ford, CAAS Visiting Associate Research Scholar
201 Stanhope Hall 4: 30 PM (LIVE STREAM LINK)

Intersections Working Group presents: Tanisha C. Ford in conversation with Monica Miller

Reception to follow, Stanhope Hall

Tanisha C. Ford is Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for African American Studies and author of Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul.

Mar 25
Emily Nussbaum, Elizabeth Minkel, Jamie Broadnax, Heidi Tandy, Anne Jamison
Robertson Hall 100, Dodds Auditorium 7: 00 PM

An evening discussion featuring (among others):

Emily Nussbaum, Television critic for The New Yorker
Elizabeth Minkel, Fandom/digital culture columnist at The New Statesman and The Millions
Jamie Broadnax, Creator of the groundbreaking website and podcast Black Girl Nerds
Heidi Tandy, Intellectual Property Attorney and long time fangirl
Anne Jamison, Associate Professor of English, University of Utah, and author of Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking over the World (2013)

Feb 22
Garden Theatre, Princeton 7: 00 PM


Mar 27
Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University
Woolworth Center, Room 106 4: 30 PM


Mar 27, 2014, 4:30 p.m.  ·  Room 106, Woolworth Center

Mark Anthony Neal Duke University "Trapped in the Soul Closet" Thursday March 27 at 4:30 pm Woolworth 106 Cosponsored by the Department of English and the Program in American Studies Support provided by the Princeton University Lewis Center for the Arts Thanks to the Program for Gender and Sexuality Studies for additional co-sponsorship

Dec 05
Fiction writer Nelly Rosario, poet Sheila Maldonado, and multimedia journalist Macarena Hernández collaborate to remix the fotonovela as comic reportage, poetry, memoir, and graphic novel.
201 Stanhope Hall 12: 00 PM

Course event: Forms of Literature: Introduction to U.S. Latina/o Literature - Professor Alexandra Vazquez

Nov 14
Solley Theater at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts | 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 7: 00 PM

Course event: Cultures of the Afro-Diaspora
Professor Alexandra Vazquez


May 02
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

You are invited to a special event, to be held on May 2nd at 4:30 PM in the Hinds Library - a showcase of early modern music that, we hope, will serve as the first in a series of conversations about the place of music in Renaissance drama and poetry.  The event will feature performances by our own John Lacombe, lutist extraordinaire, and Kevin Mensch, esteemed vocalist, together with John H.