Bard Literature Program


Upcoming Events


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    Bard Professor Justus Rosenberg Honored with French Legion of Honor Medal

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    World Fantasy Award–Winning Author John Crowley to Give Reading at Bard College on November 14

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    Annual Bard Fiction Prize Is Awarded to Karan Mahajan

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    Extraordinary Rare Book Collection to Open at Bard

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    China’s Greatest Prose Experimentalist Can Xue to Give Reading at Bard College, Monday, October 17


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. Distinguished Writer in Residence Teju Cole on the Too-Perfect Picture “How do we know … Continue reading Posted on 15 June 2016 | 5:00 am

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

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.