Journalist and English Major, Maria Ressa '86, Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Oct. 12, 2021

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, for their longstanding…

Scholars Delve Into “Humanities and Mobility” During 15th Annual Humanities Colloquium
Oct. 1, 2021
“Humanities and Mobility" - Wendy Laura Belcher, João Biehl, Zahid Chaudhary, and Judith Hamera spoke at the second online Colloquium.
New York Times names Magical Habits “striking debut"
Aug. 26, 2021
Monica Huerta is Assistant Professor of English and American Studies at Princeton University. In Magical Habits, she draws on her experiences growing up in her family’s Mexican restaurants and her life as an academic to sketch out habits of living that allow us to consider what it means to live with history as we are caught up in it and how those histories bear on our capacities to make sense of our lives.
Schor named chair of the Humanities Council
Aug. 26, 2021

Esther “Starry” Schor, the Leonard L. Milberg ’53 Professor of American Jewish Studies and professor of English, has been appointed chair of Princeton University’s Humanities Council. She is also director of the Program in Humanistic Studies and the Stewart Seminars in Religion and serves on the…

Silma Berrada '22, named co-winner of the George B. Wood Legacy Junior Prize for the Class of 2022.
Aug. 25, 2021
Senior concentrator, Silma Berrada, has been named co-winner of the George B. Wood Legacy Junior Prize for the Class of 2022. This prize is awarded annually to an undergraduate in the senior class in recognition of their exceptional academic achievement during their junior year at Princeton. Chair of the Department, Simon Gikandi shared, "We are…
Announcing the Intersections Lecture Series
Aug. 24, 2021

The Intersections Lecture Series this year represents a department wide collaboration to bring to campus scholars whose work on race, difference, and social justice has remapped disciplinary boundaries and redefined how we think about the relationship between critical theory and social activism. 

'30 Great Myths About Jane Austen' with Claudia Johnson and Clara Tuite (online)
June 21, 2021

Was Jane Austen the best-selling novelist of her time? Are all her novels romances? Did they depict the traditional world of the aristocracy? Is Austen’s writing easy to understand? Well into the 21st century, Jane Austen continues to be one of the most compelling novelists in all English literature. Authors Claudia L. Johnson and Clara Tuite…

Gene Andrew Jarrett, English Department alum, named Princeton's next Dean of the Faculty
May 27, 2021
Gene Andrew Jarrett, the Seryl Kushner Dean of the College of Arts and Science (CAS) and Professor of English at New York University, will become Princeton’s next dean of the faculty.
Graduate Students Honored for Excellence in Teaching Awards
May 26, 2021
The Department of English celebrates the four graduate students honored for their significant contributions and exemplary teaching practices in the face of the extraordinary circumstances faced in this academic environment.