Daniel Mendelsohn Receives One of France’s Highest Cultural Honors
Daniel Mendelsohn, the Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities at Bard, has been awarded with the rank of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture Rima Abdul Malak on behalf of France. “It gives me great pleasure to hereby highlight your dedication in the service of culture, which holds such a special place in French people’s hearts,” wrote Malak. One of the primary distinctions from the four ministerial orders of the French Republic, this award is bestowed upon those who have distinguished themselves by their creativity in the cultural spheres, or by their support for the distribution of knowledge and works that form the wealth of French cultural heritage.
Bard College Professor Jenny Xie Awarded a 2023 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship in LiteratureAssistant Professor of Written Arts and National Book Award finalist Jenny Xie has been selected as a 2023 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow in literature. Xie received one of 54 fellowships awarded to early-career artists based in Minnesota and New York City. Xie will receive $50,000 over two years ($25,000 per year) in direct support to create new work, advance artistic goals, and/or promote professional development. “I strive to create work that demonstrates the vital force unassimilated language can have, of the power and charge that can pulse through words when they behave differently, against rules and convention, and against forces that collude to render language more utilitarian, more homogenous, and free of nuance and rich complexity,” she writes.
Peter L’Official Interviews Architect and Writer Sekou Cooke on Hip-Hop as a Blueprint for ArchitectureFor Architectural Record, Bard Associate Professor of Literature and Director of the American and Indigenous Studies Program Peter L’Official interviews architect and writer Sejou Cooke, who is the curator of Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture, an exhibition on view at the Museum of Design Atlanta through January 29, 2023.
Works by Bard Faculty Featured in Best of 2022 Lists
Opinion: We can’t be lulled into a false sense of security. Trumpism is far from over. Bard Faculty Francine Prose in the Guardian
Joseph Luzzi’s Botticelli’s Secret Named Among New Yorker’s Best Books of 2022 So Far
Latest Issue of Conjunctions, Bard College’s Celebrated Literary Magazine, Features New Work by Fred Moten, Can Xue, John Crowley, Nathaniel Mackey, Sofia Samatar, Yxta Maya Murray, Russell Banks, and Many Others
To Hell and Back: Professor Joseph Luzzi’s New Book Traces the History of Botticelli’s Unfinished Illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy
Francine Prose on the Work of Imprisoned Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi for the New York Review of Books