What They Are Reading

Elizabeth Barker, director and chief curator of the Mead Art Museum, writes about the books on her bedside table:

What They Are Reading

Professor of Philosophy Alexander George writes about the books on his figurative bedside table:

Keeping potted portraits of others’ works or of my reactions to a minimum, here instead are selected quotations, from stuff recently read, that did something for me.

From W. H. Auden’s Selected Poems, but not selected by him and including some poems he loathed and was ashamed to have written, though not this from “Horae Canonicae”: “at this noon, on this hill / in the occasion of this dying.”

What They Are Reading

Paola Zamperini, assistant professor of Asian languages and civilizations, talks about the books on her figurative bedside table:

What They Are Reading

What They Are Reading

We asked Associate Professor of Religion Maria Heim what she read over the summer. Here’s what she told us:

My summer reading list was shorter than I would have liked—isn’t it always?—and often I am grateful just to grab enough time to glance over the newspaper, but I did manage to get in a few fun things.

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We asked Professor of Political Science Thomas Dumm what he has been reading lately. Here’s what he told us:

I can’t distinguish between reading for leisure and reading for work any more. These days, everything feels like it has the potential to be a subject for political thinking. I even read the National Enquirer occasionally, trying to solve a mystery: what keeps Britney Spears in the news as much as Hillary Clinton?

What They Are Reading

We asked Patricia O’Hara, the Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Chemistry, what she has been reading lately. Here’s what she told us: For the past five years or so, I have read every book that each of my two daughters has brought into the house. Reading these books allows me to find common ground with my children, especially at times when I have little other insight into their inner thoughts and struggles.

What They Are Reading

We asked Ilán Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College 40th Anniversary Professor, what he has been reading lately. Here’s what he told us:

What They Are Reading

We asked Associate Professor of Music David Schneider what he has been reading—and listening to—lately. Here’s what he told us.My reading for pleasure these days can be divided into three categories: books I’m reading with my 8-year-old daughter; books I’m reading because I’m embarrassed I haven’t read them before; and slightly trashy books having something to do with music or musicians.

What They Are Reading

We asked Geoffrey Woglom, the Richard S. Volpert ’56 Professor of Economics, what he has been reading lately. Here’s what he told us:

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