Jeff Dolven teaches poetry and poetics, especially of the English Renaissance. His first book, Scenes of Instruction (2007), considers poetry’s entanglement with schooling at the end of the sixteenth century. His second book, Senses of Style (2017), analyzes literary style in the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. His essays on subjects like Renaissance metrics, Edmund Spenser, Shakespeare’s reading, Fairfield Porter, and player pianos have appeared in the US and UK. A published poet, he serves as an editor-at-large at Cabinet magazine.
He was the founding director of Princeton’s Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities (IHUM). In Spring 2017, he began a three-year term as a Behrman Professor in the Humanities. He is directing the Humanities Sequence in 2017-2018.
- HUM 216 – HUM 217 (LA, HA) – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture I: History, Philosophy, Religion, Literature and the Arts (Fall 2017)
- HUM 218 – HUM 219 (LA, EC) – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture from the Renaissance to the Modern Period: History, Philosophy, Religion, Literature and the Arts (Spring 2017)