Wellesley College faculty introduce you to a book that they're passionate about in
their field, and then read a brief passage to whet your appetite.
The books might be little-known literary gems, beloved classics, scenes
from plays, recent provocative essays, poems, thought-provoking analyses of current social
issues, biographies, or many other literary forms.
Take a few minutes to explore the books that captivate Wellesley
faculty. Click on a book to hear the reading. If you prefer to download these readings, visit
iTunes U site.
October 7, 2015
Ben Wood reads from Desert Solitaire: A Season
in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey, published
by Ballantine Books. (5:11)
||September 23, 2015
Codruta Morari reads from Images in Spite of All: Four Photographs from
Auschwitz by Georges Didi-Huberman, published by The University of
Chicago Press. (6:00)
"...The very notion of image...is intermingled with the incessant
urge to show what we cannot see. We cannot 'see desire' as such, yet painters
have played with crimson tones to show it..."
||September 16, 2015
Dan Fetter reads from Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil
Rights Revolution in the American South, by Gavin Wright,
published by Belknap Press. (4:28)
"Why did white southerners defend so passionately and for so
long an inefficient system
that evidently failed to serve their own best economic interests?"
||September 9, 2015
Amy Banzert reads from Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the Word
by Alan Weisman, published by Chelsea Green Publishing. (5:38)
"People who dare to build a utopia use the same materials
available to anyone, but they
find surprising ways to combine them...In a dream you aren't limited by what is assumed
to be permissible or possible."
||September 2, 2015
Anjeana Hans reads from The Artificial Silk Girl
by Irmgard Keun, translated by Kathie von Ankum and published by Other
"All the people are in a hurry — and sometimes they look
pale under those lights, then the
girls' dresses look like they're not paid off yet and the men can't really afford the
wine — is nobody really happy?"
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