Street Players: Black Pulp Fiction and the Making of a Literary Underground

Author: Kinohi Nishikawa, assistant professor of English and African American studies Publisher: University of Chicago Press, November 2018 The uncontested center of the black pulp fiction universe for more than four decades was Los Angeles Continue Reading →

At Home in the World: Women Writers and Public Life, from Austen to the Present

Authors: Maria DiBattista, Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English, professor of English and comparative literature; and Deborah Epstein Nord, Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature and professor of English Publisher: Princeton University Press, Continue Reading →

Unscripted America: Indigenous Languages and the Origins of a Literary Nation

Author: Sarah Rivett, associate professor of English and American studies Publisher: Oxford University Press, October 2017 In 1664, French Jesuit Louis Nicolas arrived in Quebec. Upon first hearing Ojibwe, Nicolas observed that he had encountered Continue Reading →

Poetry in Silico: Bringing digital tools to the study of poetry

ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY, an English professor at Princeton sat in her office, musing over many volumes of forgotten lore about the right way to read a poem. There were handbooks, essays, letters from Continue Reading →

JILL DOLAN Receives Distinguished Scholar Award for Theater Research

Jill Dolan, the Annan Professor in English, professor of theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts, and director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, received the 2013 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Continue Reading →