Calendar of Events

On ‘Political Disappointment’ and its Origins in a Princeton English Dissertation

Hinds Library, McCosh Hinds Library, McCosh, Princeton

Sara Marcus discusses her new book Political Disappointment: A Cultural History from Reconstruction to the AIDS Crisis and its origins in her Princeton dissertation, along with discussion of her time as a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at Princeton. Diana Fuss serves as interlocutor. Sara Marcus is assistant professor of English at the […]

“Value and slavery, or the longue durée of the analog-digital distinction”

School of Architecture, Room S118

Graduate Program in Media + Modernity | Princeton University Seb Franklin "Value and slavery, or the longue durée of the analog-digital distinction” Tuesday, October 24, 2023 @12pm ET S118 (School of Architecture) :: Please note that this event will start at 12:00 pm instead of 5:00 pm, and that it will take place in Room […]

“Good Music and Bad Music in Late Antiquity”

103 Scheide Caldwell

Christians were debating the aesthetics and morality of music more than a millennium and a half before the Satanic panic. But their debates weren't solely or even mostly about the putatively demonic properties of music. They were also anchored in the conviction that music had serious psychological and behavioral ramifications, and this talk explores how […]

Princeton Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

East Pyne Courtyard

4:30 pm Community altar building Dancing Spoken word poetry 6 pm Reception Day of the Dead is an Indigenous and Catholic syncretic practice in Mexico and Latin America that remembers and honors the deceased. Day of the Dead in the United States is a place where Latina/o/x communities can gather, honor, remember and claim space. […]

Gauss Seminars in Criticism: Silvia Federici

Betts Auditorium

The Humanities Council’s Fall 2023 Gauss Seminars in Criticism will be presented by Silvia Federici, Professor of Political Philosophy and International Studies, Emerita, Hofstra University.  Her visit, under the general title, “Rethinking, Remaking a Feminist Agenda,” will comprise a public lecture on Tuesday, October 24 and a seminar on Wednesday, October 25. Professor Federici is a longtime […]

The Nassau Literary Review’s 181st Anniversary Conference: Diversity and Representation in NassLit and Princeton’s History

Chancellor Green Rotunda Princeton

The Nassau Literary Review (NassLit) is the second oldest undergraduate literary magazine in the nation and the oldest student publication at Princeton University. As this year marks the Review’s 181st anniversary, its 2023 conference will emphasize diversity and representation in NLR’s historic archives. Featuring readings and panels by Princeton faculty, alumni, and students from various […]

“Political Disappointment: A Cultural History from Reconstruction to the AIDS Crisis”

Labyrinth Books 122 Nassau Street, Princeton

In her new cultural history of the United States, Sara Marcus shows how artists, intellectuals, and activists turned political disappointment—the unfulfilled desire for change—into a basis for solidarity. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, one of the most forceful and clear progressive voices in the US today, joins the author for a conversation. Marcus argues that the defining texts in […]

Le Théâtre d’Alice Zeniter: Conversation avec Florent Masse

202 Madison Hall

The Department of French and Italian presents “Le Théâtre d’Alice Zeniter Conversation avec Florent Masse” organized by André Benhaïm, featuring Alice Zeniter, novelist, translator, screenwriter, and director and Florent Masse, Department of French and Italian. Alice Zeniter studied literature and theater at l’École Normale Supérieure and Sorbonne-Nouvelle University. She is the author of four novels […]

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