Bard Literature Program


Upcoming Events


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    Bard Fiction Prize Winner Alexandra Kleeman to Give Reading on February 15

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    Bard Professor Robert Kelly Named Inaugural Dutchess County Poet Laureate

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    Bardians Collaborate to Present Bieber Bathos Elegy at the Whitney Museum

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    Annual Bard Fiction Prize Is Awarded to Alexandra Kleeman 

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    The John Ashbery Poetry Series Presents Celebrated Poet Jennifer Moxley at Bard College on Thursday, November 5


Literature Student Activities and Accomplishments

Neha Jain ’10 is a full-time student at Georgetown University, getting her master’s in PR/Communications. Prior to this, Neha worked at Discovery Communications and REI Systems in various communications coordinator roles. She is also currently working on editing a fantasy … Continue reading Posted on 5 June 2014 | 8:51 am

Literature Faculty Activities and Accomplishments

Nicole Caso contributed a chapter, “Central American Women’s Literature,” to The Cambridge History of Latin American Women’s Literature, published by Cambridge University Press in November 2015. Three articles by Teju Cole were recently published in The New York Times Magazine, … Continue reading Posted on 6 March 2014 | 8:49 am

The Literature Program at Bard is free from the barriers that are often set up between critical and creative engagement, between different national literatures, or between the study of language and the study of the range of intellectual, historical, and imaginative dimensions to which literature is changing forms persistently refer.

If language is among our most expressive media, our most thoughtful media, then its careful study can only enrich our communication with each other: present, past, and future. The study of literature is grounded in the study of words and syntax: how we make meaning in language and how language makes meaning in us.