Holiday shopping? Explore list of faculty books

Still looking for that perfect holiday gift to buy? A book by a Washington University faculty author could be the answer for the devoted readers on your list. Whether through poetry, art books, histories or scholarly studies, Washington University in St. Louis faculty and staff authors can provide a rich diversity of topics and reading pleasure. The Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences and the Washington University Libraries hosted the 11th annual faculty book colloquium “Celebrating Our Books, Recognizing Our Authors” Nov. 29 in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge. In addition to faculty authors Mary Jo Bang (above) and Nancy Reynolds, PhD, talking about their most recent books, more than 90 WUSTL faculty books published during the past three years were on display. Book topics range from Dred Scott, Michelangelo and Fred Astaire to creative teaching, chemistry of the solar system and African-American athletes. Many of the faculty books are now on display and available for purchase in the Washington University Campus Store. Bang, professor of English in Arts & Sciences, is author of Inferno: A New Translation (Graywolf Press, 2012) and Reynolds, associate professor of history, of Jewish, Islamic and near Eastern languages and cultures, and of women, gender and sexuality studies, all in Arts & Sciences, is author of A City Consumed: Urban Commerce, the Cairo Fire, and the Politics of Decolonization in Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2012). Click here to see a list of faculty books from the past three years.
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