Stories about "Language and literature"
This detail of the bluejay plate from The Birds of America  shows what Audubon called the  "rogues" and "deceivers" of the bird world.
Video: Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ lands at the Bates library

Friday, April 29, 2016 11:53 am

Known as the "Bien" edition, the volume is huge — 57 pounds, with each page measuring 39 1/8 inches by 26 1/8 inches. Its Bates provenance is equally outsized.

Writer Monica Wood.
Monica Wood, bestselling author of ‘When We Were the Kennedys,’ visits on Oct. 28

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 3:44 pm

Monica Wood, author of a popular memoir about growing up in a small Maine town in the early 1960s, speaks at Bates on Oct. 28.

When Whitten's blog post recommended Slave to Sensation, there was a run on the book at Maine libraries.
Bangor Daily News profiles Whitten ’94, romance writers’ Librarian of the Year

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 3:06 pm

Whitten is a circulation assistant at Bangor Public Library who several years ago co-founded the library's Not Your Ordinary Book Club.

Therí Pickens, assistant professor of English

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 10:09 am

Pickens investigates African American and Arab American literature, literary theory and disability issues. She bases her research on the exploration of the nature of awareness itself -- a branch of philosophy called phenomenology.

Saturday series relates poetry, visual arts for young people

Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:09 am

Paul Janeczko, a prolific Maine author who specializes in teaching poetry to young people, will lead a workshop in the Museum of Art children's program that explores writing in relation to the visual arts.

'Brookland' author Emily Barton to read

Thursday, January 27, 2011 9:48 am

Emily Barton, author of two novels that The New York Times designated "Notable Books of the Year," reads from her work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in Chase Hall's Skelton Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Museum's language-arts initiative launches educational website, video

Thursday, January 27, 2011 9:02 am

For more than a decade, the Thousand Words Project has been the flagship educational outreach program of the Bates College Museum of Art. Now the museum has launched an educational website for the program, complete with instructional video.

Oprah selection sparks Dickens discussion with Nayder in Wall Street Journal

Thursday, December 9, 2010 5:24 pm

Does Charles Dickens matter? Professor of English Lillian Nayler helps answer the question in the Dec. 12 Wall Street Journal. The question was prompted by two of Charles Dickens' novels -- “A Tale of Two Cities” and “Great Expectations” -- being named last week to Oprah Winfrey’s book club.

Bates professor reveals real story of Charles Dickens' wife in new book

Friday, November 12, 2010 4:12 pm

Lillian Nayder is a Bates professor whose new biography "The Other Dickens: A Life of Catherine Hogarth" is the first comprehensive portrait of the woman that Charles Dickens married and then repudiated.

Poets from around the globe to read at 'Translations 2010' festival

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 12:20 pm

Presenting five nights of readings by poets from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, the festival "Translations 2010: Cross-Cultural Awareness Through Poetry" takes place at Bates College Nov. 7-11.

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