Stories about "Language and literature"
Refusing to let the killers have the last word, survivors of the genocide in Rwanda share their story with Bates students

Friday, March 29, 2024 5:00 am

Three survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide visited with Bates students this week, sharing how their stories of survival and reconciliation ensure that the killers do not "have the last word.”

Aleisha Martinez Sandoval ’26 of of Edinburg, Texas, (left) and Caroline Cassell ’24 of Woodstock, Vt., listen in rapt attention to Otis speaker Nancy Campbell in a Dana Hall classroom as Campbell explains a writing exercise. Campbell met with Director of Student Writing and Lecturer in Humanities Bridget Fullerton and the peer-writing tutors at 4:15 in Dana 204.
By agreeing to abandon one word, Bates peer tutors gain insight into the power of language

Thursday, November 30, 2023 5:59 pm

Visiting Bates to deliver the Otis Lecture, poet Nancy Campbell invited the peer writing and language tutors to play her famed Polar Tombolo game to gain insight into language diversity and the power of words.

Moments from Ladd Library’s second Edible Books Festival on Friday, April 7th. (Theophil Syslo | Bates College)
The Edible Books Festival returns to the library with literary masterpieces — that you eat

Friday, April 21, 2023 8:52 am

Literary puns and pastries were the day's fare at the annual Edible Books Festival in Ladd Library.

Photos: Ladd Library’s edible books festival is a novel idea featuring confictionary treats

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 10:38 am

Don't judge a book by its cover. Judge it by the edible creation that it inspires. Check out these creative dishes seen at the recent Edible Books Festival.

Announcing the 25th annual Bates College summer book list

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 1:13 am

Going strong since 1997 as an annual gift for graduating seniors (and a delight for the rest of us), here's the 25th edition of the Good Reads list of book recommendations by Bates folks near and far.

Meet new faculty: Katie Adkison and what the Bard tells us about the power of voice

Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:51 am

In early modern English literature, the spoken voice becomes a sensation with considerable power, says Adkison, a new assistant professor of English. Shakespeare shows how.

My Last Year of Teaching: Jane Costlow’s departure prompts reflections on past, present, and future

Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:17 am

It was the Tuesday after Commencement, and Jane Costlow paced around her Hedge Hall office, up to her elbows in books, boxes, papers, and assorted memorabilia.

My Last Year: Teaching in Russia

Friday, April 24, 2020 2:43 pm

From Gorbachev to Putin and St. Petersburg to Orel, retiring professor Jane Costlow looks back on leading students through 10 trips to Russia.

Stupid F#@king Bird by Aaron PosnerSort of Adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov CONRAD…….Max Younger ‘22DEV……David Garcia* ‘20MASH…Becca Kraft ‘20NINA….Sukanya Shukla* ‘20EMMA ARKADINA….Stine Carroll* ‘20DOYLE TRIGORIN….Matthew Engles ’20DR. EUGENE SORN….Kirk Read *This performance is offered in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Senior Thesis/Capstone in Theater. Setting: The summer home of Emma Arkadina.Act One-By the lake. In the fall.Act Two-A realistic kitchen. A day later.Act Three-4 years later. Production StaffStage Manager….Luis David Molina Rueda ‘20Assistant Director….Kush Sharma ‘23
Q&A: You needn’t know Chekhov’s ‘Seagull’ to appreciate this ‘Stupid F**king Bird’

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:20 pm

When Bates director Tim Dugan saw Aaron Posner's "sort of" adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull, he says, “I was immediately blown away."

My Last Year: ‘Trying to get too much done in too little time’

Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:16 pm

It's trying, says Jane Costlow, trying to excel at the triad of faculty responsibilities — teaching, research, and service — sometimes all at the same time.

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