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Jill Dolan

Jill Dolan

Jill Dolan is the dean of the College and the Annan Professor in English and Professor of Theater at Princeton University. She is the author of “The Feminist Spectator as Critic” (1989, reissued in a 2012 anniversary edition); “Utopia in Performance: Finding Hope at the Theatre” (2005); “Theatre & Sexuality” (2010); “The Feminist Spectator in Action: Feminist Criticism for Stage and Screen” (2013); a critical study of the plays of Wendy Wasserstein (2017); and many other books and essays. Dolan received the 2013 Distinguished Scholar Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Scholarship from the American Society for Theatre Research. In 2011, she received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and the George Jean Nathan Award for dramatic criticism for her blog, “The Feminist Spectator.” She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016.


Success Without Fame or Fortune: A New Paradigm

Friday, October 5

This interactive session will explore how we evaluate success, influence, and achievement and rethink how we define a successful and important life. Participants will form smaller groups to discuss new ways to approach how we judge our choices.

Pre-read: “Second Opinion: Another View of Influence” by Jill Dolan

Moderator: Jill Dolan, Dean of the College, Annan Professor in English and Professor of Theater Studies in the Lewis Center for the Arts

Small group discussions facilitated by:

Betsy Armstrong, Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

Wendy Belcher, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and African American Studies 

Sandra Bermann, Professor of Comparative Literature and Head of Whitman College

Alison Boden, Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel

Wendy Heller, Scheide Professor of Music History and Chair, Department of Music

Melissa Lane, Class of ’43 Professor of Politics; Director, Center for Human Values

Rosina Lozano, Assistant Professor of History and the Program in Latino/a Studies

Erika Milam, Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies, History of Science

Julie Roth, Rabbi, Center for Jewish Life

Nicole Shelton, Professor of Psychology; Head of Butler College

Stacey Sinclair, Professor of Psychology; Head of Mathey College

Stacy Wolf, Professor of Theatre, Director, Program in Music Theatre, Lewis Center for the Arts