"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 joined by friendship, craft, and graphomania: the compulsion to write.
Congratulations to Marc Conner GS 96, on being named President of Skidmore College, effective July 2020
“Marc Conner brings to Skidmore a commitment to the integrative learning our students and faculty value,” said Nancy Hamilton '77, chair of the Skidmore College Board of Trustees. “His extensive experience shaping academic programs across disciplines, alongside his expertise in strategic planning, positions him well to empower the Skidmore community to continue to share their knowledge, talents and perspectives with one another and the broader world.”
Jeffrey Alan Miller received an AB (2006) from Princeton University and an MSt (2007) and DPhil (2012) from the University of Oxford. He joined the faculty of Montclair State University in 2012 and is currently an associate professor in the Department of English. Miller’s work has appeared in such publications as the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Milton Quarterly, and Milton Studies.
Princeton Public Library and Labyrinth Books hosted a conversation between Briallen Hopper *08, author of Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions (Bloomsbury, 2019), and two people she has known since she started her PhD in Princeton’s English department seventeen years ago: Bill Gleason, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of English, and Rebecca Rainof *08.
Earlier this month, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report indicating that the near future will bring widespread climate-change-related catastrophe. The 195 scientists on the panel warned that if nothing is done to reduce the current rate of greenhouse-gas emissions, the world’s atmospheric temperature will rise by as much as 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) above preindustrial levels by 2040.
Alum Jenny Xie '08 wins two major awards for her book of poems Eye Level (Graywolf Press, 2018).
Professor Susan Wolfson reflects on the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus in a recent edition of the Princeton Alumni Weekly.
The 2016-17 Haarlow Prize was awarded to Gunnar Rice ’17 and Tali Pelts ’20 for the two best papers submitted to a 200-level Humanistics Studies course.
Graduating senior Lance Rutkin sat down for a wide-ranging and candid conversation with poet Paul Muldoon, Princeton’s Howard G. B. Clark '21 Professor and Founding Chair of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts. One of "the most significant English-language poets born since the second World War” (TLS), Muldoon spoke with Rutkin about his recent sea voyage around the world, his months-long drive across the United States, and his time in Ireland participating in the centenary events of the 1916 Rising, Easter Week.
Aaron Hostetter, an English professor at Rutgers-Camden, is teaching a course on consumption. He aims to help students relate abstract theory to their personal lives and the world around them.
At the end of September, I arrived in the city of Jishou in Hunan Province, China to begin teaching for the first time ever. I have about 135 students who are depending on me to improve their oral English skills, so I've had to make the daunting transition from student to teacher pretty quickly.
Congratulations to former Princeton English major and Rhodes Scholar Jeffrey Miller '06, who has unearthed the earliest known draft of the King James Bible.