In the latest installment of our Recommended Reads series, we celebrate the end of the school year by bringing back a post from our archives by associate professor Dr. Debbie Mix. Below, Dr. Mix recommends her list of summer reads, headlined by Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick and followed by several other fantastic books!
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Jen Banning graduated summa cum laude from Ball State University with majors in history and anthropology in 2010. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in general English with a focus on creative writing. In the latest installment of our “Recommended Reads” series, Jen recommends The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. As a history and anthropology undergrad-turned-English grad student, I […]
Anyone who has talked to me for more than, say, five minutes, probably knows the first book on this list: Moby-Dick. Why? Because it’s about everything! Love, grief, justice, power, gender, epistemology, language, disability, anger, belief, history, responsibility, humor, awe, identity, race—and that’s just the beginning. I’ll admit that I didn’t pick up this book […]