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.
March 12, 2014
Lisa Rodensky reads from Middlemarch by George Eliot, published by
Oxford University Press. (4:20)
||March 5, 2014
Beth DeSombre reads from Navigating Environmental Attitudes by
Thomas A. Heberlein, published by Oxford University Press. (5:05)
"The student assumed that people used plastic-foam cups simply
because they did not know or care about the environmental damages that resulted
from their use."
||February 26, 2014
Ismar Volic reads from 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, published by
"In this whole, wide world, the only thing that treats me so
kindly is math."
||February 12, 2014
Bryan Burns reads from The Lost Chalice by Vernon Silver,
published by William Morrow. (6:01)
"The entire front cover of the New York Times Magazine was a
color photograph of the vase. [Euphronios'] Sarpedon practically bled onto
||February 5, 2014
Robbin Chapman reads from Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of
Race and Class for Women in Academia, edited by Gutierrez y Muhs,
Niemann, Gonzalez, and Harris, and published by Utah State University
"As one who personifies and embodies diversity, I bring a
unique perspective to academia. This will not change."
||January 29, 2014
Marianne Moore reads from The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
by John Vaillant, published by Random House. (5:35)
"The first impact of a tiger attack doesn't come from the
tiger itself, but from the roar, which, in addition to being loud like a jet,
has an eerie capacity to fill the space around it…"
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