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Language Arts Live Series

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CCOWE Presentations

Critical and Creative Ongoing Work in English

CCOWE (“sea cow”) is an hour-long luncheon and lecture every few weeks in Hathorn Hall (with free pizza and time to chat informally).  A CCOWE presentation may come from a member of the Bates community, a student, faculty member, or alum, about some sort of project they are working on in the field of English.

Carleton Lecture

Formally known as the Emily Carroll ’99 Carleton English Guest Lecture, this college event is funded by the King Family Charitable Lead Trust in honor of the positive experiences of Emily Carleton ’99 at Bates College, and also her graduation from the institution. This fund will, at the discretion of the English department, support guest lecturers on campus for the benefit of Bates students and faculty.

The Carleton Lecture in Spring 2018 will bring Dr. Emily Bernard,  the Julian Lindsay Green & Gold Professor of English from the University of Vermont. Dr. Bernard will read from her latest book “Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine”.