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Dean Jarrett’s selections for Black History Month, plus University events for learning and discovery
Feb. 12, 2024
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Written by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

Jarrett offers reflections and insights on Black History Month, along with recommended readings and film.

Uncovering history’s hidden stories: Autumn Womack’s journey from ‘Anne of Green Gables’ to Toni Morrison’s archives
Feb. 5, 2024
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Written by Sean C. Downey, Advancement Communications

In the summer after sixth grade, Womack attended a city-sponsored camp that sparked her curiosity for the objects, people and moments tied to the historical stories she loved.

Visiting early modern London: ‘The Purpose of Playing’
Jan. 18, 2024
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Written by Sarah Malone, Department of English

On the afternoon of Oct. 16, 2023 — cool but sunny in London — students in the seminar “The Purpose of Playing” stepped out onto the open-air stage of Shakespeare's Globe.

My long relationship with modernist writing
Jan. 18, 2024
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Written by Demet Karabulut Dede, Department of English

The emergence of modernist writing within Turkey is situated in the 1940s, rooted in the tension and dualism between belatedness and modernization.

Diana Little receives 2024 Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. Research Grant
Jan. 12, 2024
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Written by Sarah Malone, Department of English

Little, a fifth-year English department Ph.D. candidate, received the grant for field work in the south of England about chalk geology and chalk industry.

John Bugg, Ph.D. ’07, receives Marilyn Gaull Book Award
Dec. 15, 2023
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Written by Sarah Malone, Department of English

John Bugg, Ph.D. ’07, professor of English at Fordham University, received the third annual Marilyn Gaull Book Award for British Romanticism and Peace (Oxford, 2022).

MLA’s William Sanders Scarborough Prize to be awarded to Autumn Womack
Dec. 12, 2023

In The Matter of Black Living, Womack weaves a complex narrative regarding the rhythms, processes and expressive archival and contemporary materials of Black life

Nigel Smith asks: is poetry political thought?
Dec. 11, 2023
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Written by Sarah Malone, Department of English

In the 12th Ernst Robert Curtius Lecture, Nigel Smith pays tribute to one of the founders of comparative literature, by developing a subject Curtius raised.

English publishes 2022-23 annual report
Nov. 16, 2023
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Written by Sarah Malone, Department of English

2022-23 brought notable achievements, developments, and transitions at Princeton English, notes Simon Gikandi, the Class of 1943 University Professor of English and chair.