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Writer on the Road

Jenny Milchman is conducting a phone interview from the front seat of her car parked on a street in Columbus, Ohio. Her daughter Sophie, 9, and son Caleb, 7, do their schoolwork in the back. 

Marking 20 Years of Africana Studies

“There’s been a dramatic transformation,” says Professor Tina Campt. “There’s been the transformation of going from nothing to something.” She’s talking about the Africana Studies Program, which she directs—and which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

 

In The New Yorker, a memoir essay by Prof. Hisham Matar

Award-winning Libyan author and Barnard English professor reflects on returning to his childhood home in Libya.

Mary Gordon, Richard Panek, & Maggie Pouncey

Writers at Barnard
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
7 PM
Sulzberger Parlor

Three authors currently teaching Creative Writing at Barnard will read from their work.

The Modern Novel Goes Digital

Enthusiastic alumnae flock to Mary Gordon's online course.

Lisa Lubasch, Maureen McLane, & Susan Wheeler

Women Poets at Barnard Reading
Thursday, February 21, 2013
7 PM
Sulzberger Parlor

The three poets will read from their work.

Jack Kerouac's Bilingualism

A panel discussion with Hassan Melehy and Joyce Johnson ’55
Monday, February 18, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Hassan Melehy and Joyce Johnson discuss Jack Kerouac’s life and work, exploring his constant cultural and linguistic translation between French and English.

Prof. James Basker gives new life to historic antislavery texts

American Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation compiles fiction, non-fiction, poems, sermons, plays, children’s books, and more.

Elisabeth Frost & Cathy Park Hong

Women Poets at Barnard Reading
Thursday, November 15, 2012
7 PM
Sulzberger Parlor

Three distinguished poets will read as part of the Women Poets series.