Faculty Summer Reads - 7. 18. 16

Faculty Summer Reads

Check out our Instagram (@harvardenglish) to see what our faculty are reading this summer!

Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 10.21.32 AMDerek Miller

Prof. Derek Miller loves to read on the train! Today he’s reading Elena Ferrante’s second book of the Neapolitan series, “The Story of a New Name.”#facultysummerreads #FerranteFever





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Helen Vendler

Prof. Helen Vendler is re-reading—now that it’s summer—Jorie Graham’s enthralling “From the New World: Poems 1976-2014,” following Graham’s life from youth through adolescence, marriage, and her years in academic life as she invents new themes, forms, and meditations. #facultysummerreads


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 Laura van den Berg and Paul Yoon

Today’s#FacultySummerReads welcomes three new members of the English Department! Laura van den Berg (Briggs-Copeland Lecturer) is reading “Night Sky With Exit Wounds” by Ocean Vuong and “Memoirs of a Polar Bear” by Yokohama Tawada, while Paul Yoon (Briggs-Copeland Lecturer) is reading “White Sands” by Geoff Dyer. Their dog Oscar appears undecided. Check out their fiction workshops this fall!

Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 5.18.53 PM James Simpson

Department of English Chair, Prof. James Simpson, is spending a rainy day in Berlin reading a great philosophical meditation on the digital world: “Pour un Humanisme Numérique” (2011) by Milad Doueihi.#FacultySummerReads


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 Andrew Warren

Our first#FacultySummerReads! Prof. Andrew Warren is currently reading Minh Lê & Isabel Roxas’s “Let Me Finish!,” published this week! His daughter, Mira, is enjoying Karl Kirchwey’s translation of Paul Verlaine’s “Poems Under Saturn”- “a light banquet of sound perfect for summer teething.”