Programs associated with Barnard's English Department.
The Department is enriched by several independent, non-academic programs affiliated with the English Deparment either by administrative structure or by major participation by members of the English faculty. The list below provides links to sites which can provide more information on each. (For affiliated Academic Programs, please visit our Quick Links page
- English Department Prizes for students
- The English Conference
- The Barnard International Artists Series
- Reinventing Literary History - curriculum developed by First-Year English and used by many First-Year Seminar sections as well.
- Speaking Fellows - program for students offered through the Speaking Fellows Program
- Writing Fellows - program for students offered through the Writing Center
- Women Poets at Barnard
- Women Poets at Barnard Poetry Prize - given to women poets who have had one publication
- Writers at Barnard Reading Series
- The Erica Mann Jong '63 Writing Center
Please note two common confusions about assumed affiliations:
- Though First-Year English and First-Year Seminar are both part of First-Year Foundations and often use the same curriculum, only First-year English is part of the English Department. First-year Seminar is NOT.
- Barnard's Department of English focuses on literature and creative and academic writing. It does NOT offer instruction in English as a Second Language. Here are two Links to ESL (American Language) Programs:
The Barnard English Department Book Swap.
Clearing out shelves? Looking for something to read? Take a book/leave a book in the bookcase at the southern end of the main corridor on the fourth floor of Barnard hall. Come browse or unload your old books.
English Department Faculty News in the Recent Past
- Ellen McLaughlin's play, Septimus & Clarissa, got a rave review in the New York Times and has been extended.
- Prof. William Sharpe's new book, New York Nocturne: The City after Dark in Literature, Painting, and Photography, 1850-1950, was deemed a "gorgeous, erudite book" by Barbara Spindel in her review for Barnes and Noble.
- Prof. Monica Miller's new book, Slaves To Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity, was recently reviewed by Rorotoko.com.
Selected reviews of books by Prof. Mary Gordon:
- Reading Jesus, was reviewed by the New York Times.
- The Love of My Youth, was reviewed by Liesl Schillingerin the New York Times Sunday Book Review.
page last updated 4/12/13