Barnard College News
BCRW, The Public Theater, and The Ntozake Shange Literary Trust partner to establish the first residency of its kind for distinguished women, femme, trans, or non-binary playwrights of the African Diaspora.
The Barnard English professor and 2022-2023 Harvard Radcliffe Fellow is ready to investigate the life of legendary aviator Amelia Earhart.
Angier believes that when it comes to science, 'it belongs to all of us' and should be part of our daily discourse.
The author of Hair Story shares how she turned a Barnard senior research project into her first book, now celebrating its 21st anniversary.
The author of Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals, reflects on the human-environment relationship and her writing trajectory.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and alumna will oversee the creative writing program to help guide students on their journeys as writers.
As the world attempts to move beyond the pandemic, Barnard revisits a poetry series that has helped our community thrive during trying times.
An addition to the collection of the feminist playwright’s journals, correspondence, and personal effects allows scholars and students to dive deeper into her legacy and work.
The Francophone-Caribbean scholar and lead researcher of a $5 million Mellon Foundation grant and a $40,000 NEH award discusses her inspirations.
15 books written by Barnard graduates to read over the holidays or to gift to loved ones.
Grey Matters Columbia University (CU), a joint Barnard and Columbia literary journal that premiered in spring 2021, seeks to make neuroscience more accessible to the public. #BarnardYearOfScience
For Pride Month (June), the accomplished poet talks all things queer poetry.
For eight years, the Donald E. Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen prize has been awarded yearly to a graduating senior, who receives $25,000 to support her creative writing.
Grenager explores gratitude, psychic awakenings, and reflects on the highs and lows of life across five short poems.
Asha Futterman ’21 reads her poem about the tales of womanhood and the cycle of time.
Eichler explores the connections between pandemics throughout history.
Mountain writes about her intimate memories of romance and falling in love from the perspective of being on a flight.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs ’04 — scholar, poet, and activist — addresses queer blackness in her work and the concept and inspiration behind her new book.
For the first time since the play debuted in 1976, The Public Theater brought the Obie Award-winning production to a new generation of audience members. And Barnard was in the house.
Hadassah Karp ’19 and Ella Koscher ’19 have been awarded the annual Carl B. Boyer Memorial Prize in the History of Science.
The Barnard/Columbia Poetry Slam Team won second place overall, and silver medals, at the 19th annual ACUI College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) at the finals on April 13, 2019.
Sara Samuel ’19 was awarded the sixth annual Donald E. Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award for Creative Writing. The prize is awarded yearly to a graduating senior, who receives $25,000 to support her creative writing.
Alexandra Watson, Lecturer in First-Year Writing, won the 2019 PEN/Nora Magid Award for Editing of Apogee Journal.
Barnard welcomed the First Ladey of New York Chirlane McCray and author Nana-Ama Danquah for a discussion with Professor Colin Wayne Leach about Danquah's memoir on depression as part of the Gracie Book Club.
Catherine Barnett's poetry collection in New York TImes Book Review's "Best Poetry of 2018."
Sigrid Nunez ’72 won the 2018 National Book Award for fiction for her novel The Friend.
Hannah Kofman '18 was awarded the fifth annual Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award for Creative Writing.
Barnard celebrates Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8) by honoring 25 groundbreaking alumnae.
Ann Whitney Olin Professor of English Achsah Guibbory has been named Honored Scholar of the Year by the Milton Society of America.
Professor of English William Chapman Sharpe is one of three senior scholars honored with a Fulbright Visiting Professor Award—and the first from Barnard—which, according to the US-UK Fulbright Commission, is “viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar programme" and honors those who "have significant teaching and publication records.”
Mary Gordon ’71, the Millicent C. McIntosh Professor in English and Writing, publishes her personal short story “Ugly” in The Best American Short Stories 2017 (Oct. 3).
Art & Architecture Librarian Meredith Wisner's Former Side Gig
Professor Ron Briggs discusses the power and influence of the literary salons of Lima in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, to mark National Latinx/ Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15).
The prolific author discusses her latest novel and explains what the past can teach us about the present.
Acclaimed Poets Claudia Rankine & Dionne Brand Explored Limits of Language in the Face of White Supremacy at BCRW Event