Where Is Princeton?

A Writing Seminar with Robert Sullivan
Sep 27, 2023, 12:00 pm1:30 pm



Event Description

Join Robert Sullivan to map our situation, considering ecological, political, and economic ecologies, and investigate our position on the cusp of two major estuaries — the Hudson / Raritan and the Delaware — exploring the differences between the city to the north and the city to the south, looking at how these things connect and / or disconnect the region as a whole.

Robert Sullivan is a Short-Term Whitney J. Oates Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of English in the fall of 2023, and the author of numerous books, including Rats, The Meadowlands, A Whale Hunt, The Thoreau You Don’t Know and My American Revolution. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, A Public Space and Vogue. He is the recipient of a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship and teaches creative writing at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. In April, FSG will publish his latest book, Double Exposure: Resurveying the West with Timothy O’Sullivan, America’s Most Mysterious War Photographer.

[Map] Geological section showing the formations of New Jersey in order, and their equivalent soils

Geological Survey of New Jersey [Detail]. The State of New Jersey: Economic Geology. 1880. Map reproduction courtesy of the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library

  • Department of English
  • Humanities Council
  • High Meadows Environmental Institute