News report on Annabel Barry, Princeton University Class of 2019
April 9, 2021
It’s not every graduate student who sees work begun in a course flourish into a professionally consequential publication in the first year of study. And it’s a rare, extremely rare, undergraduate who sees this accomplishment. Annabel Barry is this exception.
Minari Screening and Conversation with Filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung and Professor Anne A. Cheng
April 7, 2021

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and a Golden Globe, “Minari” is a delicately wrought drama that follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. Tracing the material and emotional challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks for this young family, “Minari” shows the…

RL Goldberg, Mary Naydan and Liora Selinger selected for Graduate School Teaching Award
April 6, 2021

Congratulations to RL Goldberg, Mary Naydan and Liora Selinger on being selected to receive a Graduate School Teaching Award for…

Course spotlight: "Language to Be Looked At"
March 19, 2021

In fall 2020, students examined modernist and avant-garde experiments in word and image in the 20th century in the course, “Language to Be Looked At,” co-taught by Joshua Kotin, associate professor of English, and Irene Small, associate professor of art and archaeology. The course was crosslisted in the Program in Humanistic Studies, English,…

Cameron Lee ’22 wins film criticism prize for essay, review
March 10, 2021
Film criticism can affect beyond the understanding of particular works, to cultivate living attuned to interactions between internal and external environments. So writes Princeton University junior Cammie Lee in “Searching for Meaning: The Role of the Film Critic in Everyday Life.” Lee received the grand prize in Gen Z Critics’ 2021 film criticism contest for the essay and a review of the Japanese comedy Tampopo (1985).
ENG411 Final Project: Abolition Then and Now Exhibition
March 8, 2021

Abolition Then and Now is a collaborative, virtual exhibition put together as part of a final project for a course on the writings of Frederick Douglass and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the fall of 2020. Supported by a 250th Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education, the course…

Becoming Human: Book Talk and Discussion with Zakiyyah Iman Jackson
March 4, 2021
Location: virtual - requires registrationSpeakers: Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, Assistant Professor of English, University of Southern California

A Book Talk and Discussion of Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World (NYU 2020) with Zakiyyah Iman Jackson. April 22, 2021 at 4:30pm via zoom. 

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Before Modernism: Inventing American Lyric in the Nineteenth Century with Virginia Jackson
March 3, 2021

Join the Department of English in welcoming our Bain Swiggett Distinguished Visitor in Poetry & Poetics, Virginia Jackson, on March 25th at 4:30pm. 

Professor Jackson will discuss a pre-circulated section of Before Modernism: Inventing American Lyric in the Nineteenth Century. 

Virginia Jackson is UCI Endowed Chair of Rhetoric…

Paige Allen '21 named co-winner of the 2021 Pyne Prize
Feb. 12, 2021

Congratulations to Paige Allen, an English Department concentrator, who has been named a co-winner of the 2021 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate.

Allen, from Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, is also pursuing certificates in creative writing, humanistic studies, music theater and…