Alumni Studies offerings come in a variety of formats and durations. Inspired by the Class of 1946 Studies program, the Alumni Studies curricula brings participants together with faculty and scholars for exploration of particular topics. Whether through online engagement modules such as webinars, e-precepts, and web-based courses or in-person educational sessions on campus and around the world, these ventures provide meaningful interaction with content, faculty, and fellow learners.
Current and Recent Offerings
Shakespeare and Performance
Comparing the performance conditions and conventions of early modern England with those of today to explore how each have influenced the staging of Shakespeare's plays, this course with Michael Cadden involved the study, viewing and discussion of the Bard's selected works.
Prejudice in the Blink of an Eye: The Science of Racial Bias
This webinar examined the subtleties of imagery and ethnic prejudice in the U.S. today, along with the resulting social implications.
Young Adult Literature: Growth, Crossover Appeal, and "The Hunger Games"
This webinar explored the themes in The Hunger Games trilogy and their importance to understanding Young Adult literature, childhood, and beyond.
Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin: From Words to Performance
Examining Pushkin's story, Prokofiev’s music, and the Stalinist context for why it was banned in its time, this course discussed what it took to mount a never-before produced work and what this venture has meant to contemporary performance studies.
Princeton University Reads
This course involved the close study of the work of distinguished writers who teach at Princeton. The course covered short stories, poetry, and novels, all written by Princeton Authors including Joyce Carol Oates, Toni Morrison, Paul Muldoon and others.