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 19, 2016
Inela Selimovic reads from Talking to Ourselves
by Andres Neuman, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (4:12)
||October 5, 2016
Octavio Gonzalez reads from Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism
by Amber Jamilla Musser, published by NYU Press (3:59)
"[Lorde] enacts the argument that black women are discursively
outside of sexuality and individuality."
||September 28, 2016
Nadya Hajj reads from Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by
Natalie Goldberg, published by Shambhala. (4:21)
"When you are writing, if you write a question, that is fine.
But immediately go to a deeper level inside yourself and answer it in the next
||September 21, 2016
Yui Suzuki reads from Your Inner Fish, by Neil Shubin, published by
"This fish doesn't just tell us about fish; it also contains a
piece of us. The search for this connection is what led me to the Arctic in the
||September 14, 2016
Erich Matthes reads from H Is For Hawk
by Helen MacDonald, published by Grove Press. (4:38)
"Trained hawks have a peculiar ability to conjure history...You
take a hawk onto your fist. You imagine the falconer of the past doing the same.
It is hard not to feel it is the same hawk."
||September 7, 2016
Kartini Shastry reads from Poor Economics: A Radical
Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther
Duflo, published by Public Affairs (5:15).
"One issue that ... arises when we think about fertility choice
... is whose choice? Fertility decisions are made by a couple, but women end
up paying most of the physical costs of bearing children."
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