2016 Summer Reading Assignment

Dates for the 2016 Language and Thinking Program:
Monday, August 8 through Wednesday, August 24

Required dates for arrival on campus and information about orientation programming and other matters beyond the scope of the academic work of the Language and Thinking program are available through the offices of First-Year Experience and the Dean of Students: http://www.bard.edu/newstudents/firstyear/

Readings for the 2016 Language and Thinking Program:

See the Program Director’s letter to the incoming class in which he describes the summer reading>>

Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation by Jonathan Lear
(Harvard University Press, 2006) ISBN 13: 978-0-674-02746-6 | ISBN 10: 0-674-02746-9

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
(Graywolf Press, 2014) ISBN-13: 978-1-555-97690-3 | ISBN-10: 1555976905

The edition matters: rely on the ISBN to be sure you are getting the correct edition. Both books should be read in their entirety.

For more information on Language and Thinking, or First-Year Students at Bard, contact the Dean of Students office by calling 845-758-7454 or e-mail firstyear@bard.edu.