The Next Chapter 2022: Career Conversations with Princeton English Alumni
Feb. 16, 2022

An English Alumni panel to share how majoring in English shaped their career experiences in theatre, tech, medicine, finance, marketing, publishing, and library science. Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. Learn more here.  

The Netherlands: Culture and Global History. 1500 - 1700
Feb. 4, 2022
An interdisciplinary conference exploring the place of the Netherlands and its culture in the later 16th and 17th centuries as it began to exert influence across the globe and as it acted as a distinctive conduit for the transmission of American, African and Asian elements back into Europe.
Assistant Professors Monica Huerta, Paul Nadal, and Autumn Womack speak on the legacy of bell hooks
Feb. 1, 2022
An Inclusive Teaching at Princeton event: Honoring bell hooks: Reflections on her pedagogical legacy
MLA's William Sanders Scarborough Prize awarded to Ph.D. alum Joshua Bennett
Dec. 7, 2021

The Modern Language Association of America today announced it is awarding its twentieth annual William Sanders Scarborough Prize to Joshua Bennett, department alum and professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College, for his book Being Property Once…

Assistant Professor Paul Nadal awarded the 1921 Prize for Best Essay in American Literature from the American Literature Society
Dec. 1, 2021

The Advisory Council of the American Literature Society has awarded the 1921 Prize to Professor Paul Nadal for his essay, "Cold War Remittance Economy: US Creative Writing and the Importation of New Criticism into the Philippines,” in American Quarterly. The 1921 Prize is awarded annually for "the best article in any field of American…

Department publishes 2020-2021 Annual Report
Nov. 16, 2021

The department has published its 2020 - 2021 Annual Report.  Click the link to read the online publication: 

Department of English Annual Report 2020 - 2021

Marvelous Extinctions: Melville on Animal Suffering
Nov. 16, 2021

Branka Arsić: Class of 1932 Long-Term Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of English and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University

Beginning with Melville's remarks left in his Encantadas concerning the Galapagos tortoises this lecture examines the scientific and historical archives to…

Hester Blum '95 competes on upcoming Jeopardy Professors Tournament
Nov. 11, 2021
English Department alum and Professor at Penn State University, Hester Blum '95, will compete on the upcoming Jeopardy Tournament of Professors, Monday, December 6, 2021.
Indigenous Studies: A Conversation with Robbie Richardson
Oct. 25, 2021

Robbie Richardson, a member of Pabineau First Nation (Mi’kmaw) in New Brunswick, Canada, and an assistant professor of English at Princeton University, specializes in 18th-century British and transatlantic literature and culture. His research into interactions between…