To start up the English Department blog for the new academic year, we have asked some of the department’s graduate students and faculty to reflect on the reading they have done over the summer and to recommend a few titles (either academic or popular) that they enjoyed.
Kea Anderson returned to Moby Dick this summer but also recommends The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. She describes it as “a fun contemporary twist on the old epistolary form. The narrator is a servant, a darker, ironic Pamela, who has killed his master and become an entrepreneur, rather than married him and regretted it.”
Natalia Cecire recommends A.S. Byatt’s Angels and Insects which comprises two novellas, “Morpho Eugenia” and “The Conjugial Angel,” and, for [...]