In Fall 2010, the Office of Alumni Affairs offered an eight-week course based on a popular undergraduate course, ENG 133: Princeton University Reads, which 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, Paul Muldoon and others. In addition to reading selected works and discussing them in a moderated online forum, the course included video interviews with each author conducted by Michael Wood, the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and Comparative Literature.
An online discussion group, moderated by Anne Margaret Daniel *99, convened for the duration of the course. Anne Margaret Daniel received her Ph.D. in English in 1999 from Princeton, and has served as lecturer and preceptor in both the English and history departments at the University. She is currently in the Humanities division at the New School University in Manhattan. A former lawyer, and specialist in Victorian and Modern British, Irish, and American literature, Daniel has lectured around the world on Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charlotte Bronte and Philip Roth. She is currently finishing two books and has returned to the States from her annual post as the associate director of the Yeats International Summer School of Sligo, Ireland.