Bard Literature Program


Upcoming Events


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    Fisher Center Presents Diverse Spring Season of Performing Arts Events

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    Bard Presents an Exhibition of Photographic Collaborations Between Artists and Poets

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    Bard Presents Nuruddin Farah in Conversation with Mark Danner on November 17

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    Pulitzer Prize–Winning Author Steven Millhauser to Read at Bard on November 10

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    Annual Bard Fiction Prize Is Awarded to Laura Van Den Berg


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

EH Awarded Mellon Foundation Grant:  Bard College has been awarded an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the College’s Experimental Humanities initiative. Support from the Mellon Foundation will transform Experimental Humanities at Bard into a hub … 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.