literature & poetry

literature & poetry

From Conquistadores to Computers

A range of interests keeps one professor constantly on the move

The Ancient Quarrel: Philosophy and Literature

A lecture by Rebecca Goldstein
Monday, March 23, 2015
7PM - 9PM
Diana Oval

Rebecca Goldstein is a philosopher and novelist, and both an alumna and former professor of Barnard College.  She is the author of many acclaimed works of philosophical fiction, including The Mind-Body Problem, Thirty-Six Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction, and Plato at the Googleplex.  

Lecture will be followed by Q & A and book-signing. 

Poets at Barnard: Claudia Rankine and Robert Hass

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Held Lecture Hall (3rd Floor, Barnard Hall)

The 2014-15 Writers at Barnard series continues with two distinguished American poets, Claudia Rankine and Robert Hass.

Back to the Garden

Barnard’s writer-in-residence reflects on what has changed—in the neighborhood and in herself—since she last lived in Morningside Heights.

Pathways to Passion: Séverine Autesserre

Watch political science Professor Séverine Autesserre share her journey from aspiring reporter to activist to Ivy League professor in the first episode of Barnard's Pathways to Passion series. 

Julie Zeilinger '15: Writer and Activist

Writer and feminist activist Julie Zeilinger '15 is the founder and editor of and the author of two books, Little F’d Up and College 101

Mary Gordon, Mary Beth Keane & Margaret Vandenburg

Reading by Writers from Barnard
Thursday, November 6, 2014
7 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

In celebration of Barnard's 125th anniversary, authors affiliated with the college will read from their work.

Alumnae Authors' Reading

A reading by Stephanie Feldman '05, Michal Lemberger '94 and Jenny Milchman '92
Sunday, October 26, 2014
12:30 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

English Department Program Planning Meeting

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
5:00-6:15 pm
North Tower, Sulzberger Hall

Considering a major in English? Come find out more about the English Department!