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Listen as 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 our iTunes U site.

To hear episodes from previous seasons, visit the What Wellesley's Reading Archive.

September 17, 2014

James's book
James Battat reads from The Theory of Almost Everything: The Standard Model, the Unsung Triumph of Modern Physics by Robert Oerter, published by Plume. (4:47)


Previous Episodes

Casey's book September 10, 2014

Casey Rothschild reads from Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty, published by Belknap Press. (3:32)

"...inequalities of training have, to a large extent, simply been translated upwards, and there is no evidence that education has really increased intergenerational mobility."
Sarah's book September 3, 2014

Sarah Wall-Randell reads from Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D.H. Lawrence by Geoff Dyer, published by Picador. (5:59)

"You're stuck, stuck in an endless loop, stuck like a record which keeps jumping back to the same three words — ‘if only..., if only...' — which turn out to be only two words."

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