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Distinguished Writer in Residence Francine Prose reviews David Yaffe’s Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell.
Mendelsohn weaves Homer's epic with episodes from his own life in a book of "shimmering, beautiful, dapple-skilled intelligence" about his relationship with his father.
Chinua Achebe—an icon of African literature and beloved professor at Bard—was recognized with a Google Doodle on Thursday, November 16, on what would have been his 87th birthday.
Writer in Residence Wyatt Mason examines how the classicist Emily Wilson has given Homer’s epic a radically contemporary voice.
Professor Emeritus John Ashbery passed away last month. Here, Ann Lauterbach shares her 2011 introduction of the poet upon receipt of his National Book Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.
On September 27, Stephen King and Owen King spoke at Bard about their new novel, Sleeping Beauties. Heather Fazio talks about the excellent rapport of the father-son writing team.
Professor Luc Sante writes about the impact of groundbreaking poet and Bard professor emeritus John Ashbery, who passed away earlier this month.
On September 27, father-son team Stephen and Owen King discuss their new novel, Sleeping Beauties, at the Fisher Center.
The Prague Sonata is "an elegant foray into music and memory." Morrow discusses the new book with Professor Mary Caponegro at Bard on October 2.
Bard professor Daniel Mendelsohn's new memoir, An Odyssey: A Father, a Son and an Epic, recalls the semester his father decided to join his Odyssey seminar at Bard.
Wyatt Mason on translating the works of the French writer Pierre Michon.
Writers remember acclaimed poet and Bard professor emeritus John Ashbery, including professors Anselm Berrigan and Robert Kelly, professor emerita Joan Retallack, and alumnus Andrew Durbin '12.
Tania Ketenjian '98 looks back on studying with Professor John Ashbery, who died on Sunday at the age of 90.
Adam Begley has crafted a judicious biography of portraitist Félix Tournachon (or Nadar) filled with "character and incident," emulating Nadar's own reverence for his subjects.
"Never had I felt so accepted." Tyler Williams recalls transferring to Bard High School Early College, where he cultivated the tools to express ideas about ethnicity, religion, and morality.
Critic and Professor Daniel Mendelsohn examines the evocations of class, muddled family histories, and traces of autobiography in the novels of Sybille Bedford.
Philosophy and Literature editor Garry Hagberg talks about the groundbreaking journal and the types of scholarship it regularly features. Hagberg discusses how the journal delves into questions of human motivation, ethical concerns and the power of language.
“Luc Sante’s nonfiction book is a brilliant history of low life in the city. It was much celebrated when it came out and should still be, because it’s really a classic—valuable for anybody who wants to write books, wants to write novels, wants to know about New York City . . . " writes Colin Harrison for the Village Voice.
Renowned author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been awarded the Mary McCarthy Prize for her novels and charismatic public presence.
Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities at Bard College Daniel Mendelsohn recounts the time he spent in his twenties living with an older French woman who made him a writer.
Last week, the New York Times previewed the performance.
Bard College students have won several highly competitive awards for international travel including two Thomas J. Watson Fellowships, four Fulbright grants, and a Davis Projects for Peace prize.
"Whatever it is that I wrote yesterday or write today is going to be another inquiry into the question, 'What is a poem?'" Ann Lauterbach talks with Camille Guthrie.
The essays in Teju Cole's new collection "are brilliantly written—sharp, intelligent—and yield a pleasurable sweetness."
Legendary editor Robert B. Silvers died on March 20 at the age of 87 after 54 years at the helm of the New York Review of Books.
Writer in Residence Porochista Khakpour writes about marking Nowruz, the Persian New Year, in a political climate that is hostile to Muslims.
Bard Fisher Center Presents an Evening with Neil Gaiman and American Gods (Bard.edu)
Neil Gaiman to Discuss American Gods (Poughkeepsie Journal)
Writer in Residence Wyatt Mason discusses Emmanuel Carrère’s reinvention of nonfiction writing, his unique narrative style, and the methods of his masterpieces.
Professor Luzzi was interviewed at Harvard University about his book A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film, as part of their De Bosis Colloquium in Italian Studies.
Professor Luzzi will give a lecture entitled "From Twain to Toni Morrison: A Literary Journey through America" as part of the esteemed and longstanding Lowell Lecture Series.
Voltaire thought Shakespeare a "drunken savage," and Mencken dismissed Gatsby as a "glorified anecdote." Professor Luzzi on how even the great critics miss the mark.
"College campuses are the only homes my father and I have ever had; they are the places that bridge our hyphenated identities," writes Visiting Writer in Residence Porochista Khakpour.
Distinguished Writer in Residence Francine Prose calls for a national strike to respond to recent executive actions, as a more disruptive and effective method than a demonstration.
Fulbright scholar Jane Wong reflects on "tangled familial relationships and the lingering influences of immigrant parents in poems replete with images of nature, insects, food and people."
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