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Literature Students – Wilton Moore Lockwood Prize

A prize awarded to students who have submitted particularly distinguished creative and critical writing in course work:  2010 – Liza Birnbaum and Bridget Behrman 2011 – Alexander Thomas Cavell Batkin and Blake Zoe Grindon 2012 – Shaheen Qureshi (creative) and … Continue reading Posted on 1 June 2018 | 8:44 am

Literature Faculty Activities and Accomplishments

“The Order of Lenin: ‘Find Some Truly Hard People’,” by Jonathan Brent, was published by The New York Times in May 2017. A provocative, unprecedented anthology featuring original short stories and art from some of today’s most acclaimed writers and … Continue reading Posted on 28 February 2018 | 6:00 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.