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Apple’s Steve Jobs recently uttered the bromide that people don’t read anymore. Don’t tell that to people connected to the College of Arts and Science. Here’s a selected bibliography of what we are reading now.

Allison Riley   

Senior Allison Riley (pictured), a French major, reads for class and pleasure:
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
La Princesse de Clèves
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Wicked by Gregory Maguire

Absurdistan Absurdistan: A Novel by Gary Shteyngart

Bearing Witness against Sin: The Evangelical Birth of the American Social Movement by Michael P. Young

The Art of Moral Protest by James Jasper

Steven Jay Tepper, assistant professor of sociology and associate director, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy

The six published volumes of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lewis V. Baldwin, professor of religious studies

Information/news online daily: VU Today, The Nashville Scene, The Tennessean, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Yahoo and AOL headlines

Cathy Marchal Zebron, webmistress, Department of Economics and editorial assistant for The Journal of Public Economic Theory and The Economics Bulletin

Kyra “Electromagnetic decays of light mesons,” Physical Reports

Kyra by Carol Gilligan (the author is my mother-in-law)

Patrick O’Brian series set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars (audio)

Victoria Greene, professor of physics and director of graduate studies

After Dark Invitations to Geometry and Topology by Martin Bridson and Simon Salamon

Lecture Notes on Nilpotent Groups by Gilbert Baumslag

After Dark by Haruki Murakami

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Tara C. Davis, graduate student, mathematics

The Sneetches The Violent Woman: Femininity, Narrative, and Violence in Contemporary American Cinema by Hilary Neroni

Under Orders by Dick Francis (audio)

The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly

The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss (for my 3-year-old daughter)

Jeff Ullom, assistant professor of theatre and director of honors studies program

Small World “It’s Not My Fault: Global Warming and Individual Moral Obligations” in Perspectives on Climate Change: Science, Economics, Politics, Ethics by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Complicity by Christopher Kutz

Small World by David Lodge

The Making of Modern South Africa: Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy by Nigel Worden

Whitney Kane, senior, English, mathematics, philosophy

 

 

Eat, Pray, Love The New York Times and The New Yorker (faithfully but selectively, i.e. not cover to cover)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

In the Midst of Chaos: Caring for Children as Spiritual Practice by Bonnie Miller-McLemore

Patricia Armstrong, senior lecturer of French and Italian and assistant director, Center for Teaching

Photo by John Russell.

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