At Bennington College, as many as half of the courses offered each term are new. Class offerings change with current events and evolve with faculty members’ research interests. While this method is extraordinary regardless of discipline, it is a particularly unusual way to teach Cultural Studies and Languages, compared to methods used at other colleges and universities.
Faculty and staff have published, performed, and created an astounding array of works in the last several months. Learn more about what your favorite Bennington faculty are doing now in this article featuring media clips and submissions.
Bennington College congratulates Bruna Dantas Lobato ’15 who won the National Book Award for her translation of Stênio Gardel’s The Words That Remain in a ceremony on the evening of Wednesday, November 15.
By Craig Morgan Teicher
Hugh Ryan graduated from the Bennington Writing Seminars in 2009 and went on to publish two acclaimed books of nonfiction, When Brooklyn Was Queer (2019) and The Women’s House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison, which won the Stonewall Book Award/Israel Fishman Award for Nonfiction and the Warren Johansson Award. He has taught nonfiction at the Writing Seminars since 2022, and just sold his next book, Becoming History, a memoir in essays. He talked with me about turning research into writing and falling back in love with the essay.
Coming to work at Bennington College is nothing new to new sculpture faculty John Umphlett; he has been a technical instructor in sculpture here for more than 20 years.
Bennington College Drama Faculty Sherry Kramer released a new book, Writing for Stage and Screen: Creating a Perception Shift in the Audience, published by Methuen/Bloomsbury (UK) last month. We caught up with her to learn more.
Bennington College faculty are encouraged to follow their own interests and the interests of their students as they propose their classes. As a result, classes, as many as half of which are new each term, feature topics that are always reflecting new lines of inquiry.
After extensive searches, the College is thrilled to welcome eight new faculty beginning in Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.
Meet organic chemist and new Bennington faculty member Fortune Ononiwu.
Meet new Costume Design faculty member Tilly Grimes.