Department of English Names Ten 2021 Senior Concentrators to Honors
May 26, 2021

This year’s 2021 cohort finds ten student concentrators as recipients of honors designation for their work within the Department of English.  Each department determines honors on the basis of the grades received by the student in…

English Celebrates Class Day 2021
May 26, 2021

A virtual Class Day 2021 celebration for the Department of English was held Friday, May 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm.

With over one hundred attendees present on zoom, including concentrators, students, faculty, and friends, the department celebrated our thirty English concentrators from the…

Fifteen Students Recognized with Department of English Undergraduate Prizes
May 26, 2021

Fifteen Students Recognized with Department of English Undergraduate Prizes

Each year the Department of English’s Undergraduate faculty select from a large pool of student applicants to determine winners for the nine prizes offered by the department. This year, fifteen students were selected as recipients for these nine…

Meredith Martin named recipient of Graduate Mentoring Award
May 17, 2021

Congratulations to Meredith Martin on being named a recipient of the McGraw Center's Graduate Mentoring Award.

The mentoring award recognizes Princeton faculty members who nurture the intellectual,…

Call for Proposals: Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities
May 11, 2021

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities invites proposals for collaborative faculty-student summer research projects. These projects may include examinations of archives, work with data sets, the creation of maps, the development of renderings and/or visualizations, conducting interviews, and other…

Longtime English Professor, James Richardson, transfers to emeritus status.
May 11, 2021

Congratulations to James,“Jim” Richardson, professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, will transfer to emeritus status on July 1, 2021, after teaching at Princeton for forty-one years. Jim was born January 1, 1950, and grew up in Garden City, New York, not far from where Charles Lindbergh took off in the Spirit of St…

2021 Majors Colloquium: Your Faves are Problematic: Reading and Teaching Fraught Texts
May 3, 2021

The Majors' Colloquium addresses a topic that our Undergraduate Advisory Council chooses each year; four faculty members are nominated by the senior class to speak. For 2021, it was professors Autumn Womack, Jeff Nunokawa, Kinohi Nishikawa and Anne Cheng.

Alumus, Adrienne Raphel, published in "Common Books" magazine
April 26, 2021

"When the Writing Takes Over the Writer," in which Adrienne Raphel (Princeton University) explores how Louise Fitzhugh—author of Harriet the Spy—and James Merrill—the poet—were…

Graduate alumnus, Joshua Bennett, wins 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship
April 14, 2021
Joshua Bennett, a 2016 graduate alumnus, Jacobus Scholar and the Mellon Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College, was awarded in the field of American literature.