Mary Prokop

Bogle Hall

Hello, everyone! I am a second year Ph.D. in English student hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. I studied English and Italian at the University of Notre Dame (Go, Irish!), where I earned both my B.A. and M.A. My work focuses on wonder (as an emotion, a person or object, or a cognitive effort to interpret both visible and invisible worlds) in early modern texts, and I also study Anglo-Italian literary relations. On campus I sing for Sunday Mass with the Aquinas choir. I am both a traveler and a homebody. I’ll happily spend days on end in and around my current apartment or home reading, writing, cooking, drinking copious amounts of tea, and visiting with family and friends. But I also enjoy exploring nature, off-the-beaten track locations, and getting to know new languages and cultures. My studies have taken me to Siena and Bologna, Italy, and to the island of San Giorgio Maggiore (across from Piazza San Marco in Venice). I look forward to getting to know each of you this year. Let’s share stories, explore Princeton’s hiking and biking trails, and see some of the many musical and theatrical performances the area has to offer.