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from the Office of the Dean. (Jan 2014). Undergraduate Faculty Newsletter,  9(2), 1-22. Tony Ryan: Ireland’s Aviator by Richard Aldous was published by Gill & Macmillan in August August 2013. In September 2013, Aldous appeared on BBC Radio 4 for … 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’s 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.