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Happy retirement Pat!
Aug. 11, 2022

Sending our best wishes to our colleague Pat Guglielmi on her retirement.

Simon Gikandi appointed Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy
July 28, 2022
Congratulations to Professor Simon Gikandi on his appointment as a Corresponding Fellow to the British Royal Academy.
Susan Wolfson in the Atlantic: Byron, Shelley, and Now Zelensky
July 15, 2022
Susan Wolfson writes: "To appreciate the special power of the Ukrainian president, we need to listen closely to his words, and remember the inspiring poets who came before him."
English Awards Thirteen Undergraduates Department Prizes
July 13, 2022

Every year the Department of English opens the opportunity for the undergraduate community to participate in the department's prizes in English. This year's submissions spanned academic essays to short stories, individual poems to poetry collections,…

English Celebrates Class Day 2022
July 13, 2022

The Class Day 2022 celebration for the Department of English heralded a return to an in-person festivities. This year's celebration was held Monday, May 23, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. in McCosh 50.  

With over one hundred attendees present, including concentrators, students, faculty, and friends, the department celebrated our forty English…

Gene Jarrett takes us back to the Gilded Age in his new biography of Paul Laurence Dunbar
June 28, 2022

Gene Jarrett, Princeton’s dean of the faculty and the William S. Tod Professor of English, has taught students about Paul Laurence Dunbar for two decades and published book articles and chapters on the popular and accomplished writer. But it wasn’t until 2008 that Jarrett decided to tackle a biography of Dunbar, who rose to prominence in the…

Department graduate Lucy Dever '22 participates in Humanities Council podcast
June 14, 2022

In the first episode of this two-part series, host and producer Dexter Thomas, ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow and a postdoctoral research associate in the Humanities Council, speaks to Allie Mangel ’22 and Lucy Ellen Dever ’22 about their…

Congratulations to our 2022 Graduates!
May 26, 2022
Congratulations to the Class of 2022!
Anne Cheng recognized for outstanding teaching
May 25, 2022

Congratulations to Professor of English Anne Cheng on receiving the Presisdent's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies Tuesday, May 24.