A new memoir by Lorene Cary, “Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century,” describes the year she spent caring for her grandmother in her home.

Louisa Shepard

A meeting of medievalists

More than 500 medieval scholars from the U.S. and Europe will be on campus for the annual Medieval Academy of America conference. Dozens of panels, workshops, and lectures about the Middle Ages will convene, many led by Penn faculty.

Louisa Shepard

Treasures revealed

It has taken nearly a decade for the Penn Libraries to sort and catalogue the contents of the Gotham Book Mart, the legendary New York City bookstore and publisher. A new exhibition, now on display through May 20, showcases a select 300 items.

Louisa Shepard

Meet the ‘original typical Penn student’

“Rush: Revolution, Madness, and the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father,” by creative writing lecturer Stephen Fried, explores the life of Benjamin Rush, who had many ties to the University and is an oft-overlooked figurehead of the American Revolution.

Brandon Baker

Crowding between the book covers

In her new book, English professor Emily Steinlight focuses on overpopulation as a central theme of 19th-century British novels.

Penn Today Staff

In the News

The New York Times

Jane Austen’s first buyer? Probably a prince she hated

Ph.D candidate Nicholas Foretek of the School of Arts and Sciences discovered a bill of sale for Jane Austen’s novel “Sense and Sensibility” while combing through the papers of the prince regent, later King George V of the United Kingdom.


The New York Times

Classical myths filtered through a modern prism

Emily Wilson of the School of Arts and Sciences reviewed Zachary Mason’s “Metamorphica” for The New York Times.