If you’re on-campus, send me a message. If you’re not (prospective student, studying abroad yada yada) feel free to reserve a book and we’ll arrange an exchange when you’re on-campus:
REACTING TO THE PAST
1587 A Year of No Significance [Ray Huang]
The Analects [Confucius]
Confucianism and the Succession Crisis of the Wanli Emperor [Mark Carnes] 3rd ed.
selling as a bundle: $40.00
The Threshold of Democracy Athens in 403 BC [Mark Carnes] 3rd ed.
Life in the Universe 2nd ed
The Student’s Catullus 4th ed [ed. Daniel H. Garrison]
Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar
Cicero’s First Catilinarian Oration [ed. Karl Frerichs]
Reading Ovid [ed. Peter Jones]
Cicero Pro Archia Poeta Oratio 2nd ed [ed. Steven M. Cerutti]
York Mystery Plays: A Selection in Modern Spelling [Oxford World’s Classics]
Livy: The Early History of Rome [Penguin Classics]
The Odyssey of Homer [trans. Richard Lattimore]
Theogony and Works and Days [Oxford World’s Classics]
The Bacchae and Other Plays – Euripides [Penguin Classics]
The Oresteia – Aeschylus [trans. Peter Meineck]
Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae – Euripides [ed. Stephen Esposito]
Hymn to Demeter [ed. Helene P. Foley]
Tropic of Orange [Karen Tei Yamashita]
The Cat’s Table [Michael Ondaatje]
Home Boy [H. M. Naqvi]
Dogeaters [Jessica Hagedorn]
Monkey Bridge [Lan Cao]
Thank you! I attended the festival my first year and volunteered this past season. I sent an e-mail to the people in charge and asked about internships. They also put up a page on their site with information about interning with them. Definitely check it out next year. It’s a wonderful festival, and it’s dear to my heart.
The professors are AMAZING. The ones I’ve had and have are incredibly accessible and genuinely interested in what I have to say and what I’m involved in. My current academic advisor (whom I’ve taken two classes with) invited those of us who couldn’t go home to Thanksgiving to her place. My first year Reacting to the Past professor took us out to dinner at the place that used to be the center of the women’s suffrage and labor union movements in the 20s. I really cannot speak highly enough of the professors I’ve had. There are bad ones, but they are few and far between.
Intro classes vary in size. Some are large and others are small, but no matter how large, I don’t think any of them reach the size of the larger Columbia lecture classes. My Shakespeare I class has a 60 student limit. My astronomy class had around 70.
As for how competitive Barnard students are, I’ve answered this question here.
Barnard housing is a shitshow, but you CAN navigate it with minimal drama. Here is how to do that:
I’m living with a great group of people next year. We had no drama at all within our group. We shuffled some people out and in, because there were some differences in preferences, but it was all very amicable. We’re not living in my first choice, but I really don’t mind where we ended up.
Barnard housing really is a toss-up. Some years it will be great, some years it won’t. All you have to do is stick it out and treat everyone you’re dealing with with the utmost respect. Drama is not necessary.
Not all, but I would definitely say most. That does NOT mean that Barnard doesn’t have a diverse mix of opinions and ideas. “Liberal” is a spectrum after all. I would consider myself radical, but not everyone I know (and respect) shares my opinions or agrees with me.
I suppose what I mean by “liberal”, though, is that the expectation is that everyone is accepting of other’s views AS LONG AS that view does not contribute to the systematic marginalization and oppression of others. That’s what real liberalism should be, to be honest. Identifying as liberal should not mean ostracizing women who want to be housemakers or women who wear hijab or women who do not wish to use the same restroom as men.
But, if a view does contribute to oppression (transphobia, perpetuation of rape culture, slut shaming), then such a view would be much less welcome, and, I feel, rightly so. (Although again, there are degrees of gray, e.g. reclaiming “bitch,” good allyship, degrees of appropriation).
In any case, what Barnard does do right (and Columbia doesn’t, in my deeply personal opinion) is allow for respectful and open discourse about these issues.
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