literature & poetry

During the spring 2018 semester, Barnard's faculty were awarded distinguished research grants and fellowships in the arts, creative scholarship, economics, and science. 

Why would being really snappy as a dresser be politically dangerous?

Current members of Barnard's Creative Writing Faculty read from their work.

Join Africana Studies for a two-day celebration of playwright, poet, and novelist Ntozake Shange ’70, featuring student performances of her work, reflections on her legacy with Shange herself and acclaimed dance artist Dianne McIntrye, and an interdisciplinary exploration of African American arts and letters and gender in the African Diaspora. 

The Africana Distinguished Alumna Series honors Ntozake Shange '70, with a screening and discussion of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, the film version of her Obie Award-winning play.

Book discussion and reception for Image Matters: Archive, Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe by Tina M. Campt

Distinguished alumna Edwidge Danticat '90 returns to campus to share her new book, Create Dangerously, and to discuss what inspires her and drives her storytelling.

The award-winning novelist and Barnard alumna, Edwidge Danticat, returns to campus as the first speaker in the Africana Studies Program's Distinguished Alumnae series.