Stories about "Language and literature"
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.

Student research reveals China’s uneasy embrace of video gaming, hip-hop music

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:42 pm

Can "positive energy and socialist values" co-exist with Western pop culture? A Mount David Summit session takes a look.

Classics enthusiasts connect with club, honor society

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:36 am

Eta Sigma Phi is a national classics honor soceity. The Classics Club offers museum visits and other events. Both give classics majors and enthusiasts a way to connect outside class.

U.S. Sens. Collins and King commend Bates in announcement of $250K Diverse BookFinder grant

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:45 pm

On Sept. 7, U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced that a federal agency had awarded $250,000 to Bates College's Diverse BookFinder.

Look What We Found: Robert Frost in a Bates poet’s office

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:11 pm

On a bookcase facing Rob Farnsworth sits a bust of poet Robert Frost, "presiding over everything that gets said in here."

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