Jing Li, Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Culture
In the first Next Page column of the 2017-18 academic year, Jing Li, Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Culture, shares recommendations for Chinese folktales that will help readers “see China in plural forms,” her favorite book to give as a gift, how she got her hands on magazines and comic books to read for fun during her childhood in China, and much more.
This edition of Next Page is a departure from our usual question and answer format with a featured campus reader. Instead, we asked speakers who participated in the College’s recent Student Solidarity Rally (March 1, 2017) to recommend readings that might further our understanding of the topics on which they spoke.
Lizzy Cooper, Class of 2017
In this new Next Page column, Lizzy Cooper, Class of 2017 and winner of this year’s Silent Leader Award, shares which authors have influenced her interests and activism in food and environmental justice, how she prepared for the Immersion Project trip to Texas she led over winter break which focused on immigration at the U.S. – Mexico border, and the children’s book character who inspired her to wear purple almost every day of second grade.
Salma Monani, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
In this first Next Page column of 2017, Salma Monani, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, shares which films first ignited her passion for research in the environmental humanities – in particular, the intersections of cinema, environmental, and Indigenous studies, and how her recent time as a Carson Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (Munich, Germany) reinforced this passion; suggested reads that range from science fiction and mystery to seminal works in ecocriticism; and which Netflix series she will dive into next.
Julie Hendon, Interim Associate Provost for Academic Technology Initiatives & Faculty Development and Dean of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Programs, Director of the Johnson Center for Creative Teaching and Learning, and Professor of Anthropology
In this new Next Page column, Julie Hendon shares how listening to audiobooks has made her more aware of writing quality, her top picks for archaeology-related fiction (hint: two series to add to your must-read list!), and which authors she returns to again and again.
Chuck Wessell, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
In this newest Next Page column, Chuck Wessell, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, shares what he and his cat, George, read first thing in the morning; his affinity for books with colons in the title; must-read math books for the non-mathematician; and much more.
Kenneth F. Mott, Professor of Political Science
People like their politics like their eggs. Some like them hard boiled. Some like them over easy or sunny side up. In this new Next Page interview, Ken Mott, Professor of Political Science, offers an array of political reading recommendations to help us understand the current political scramble.
Buzz Jones, Professor of Music
In this new Next Page column Sunderman Conservatory of Music Professor and composer Buzz Jones explains how reading poetry and plays fires his creative instincts and tells us the last book that made him laugh out loud.
Susan F. Russell, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
In this new Next Page column, Susan F. Russell, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, suggests noteworthy plays, plus a long list of other reading recommendations from a feminist bookworm with a sense of humor.
Henning Wrage, Assistant Professor of German Studies
In this issue of Next Page , Assistant Professor of German Studies, Henning Wrage reveals the book that caused him to become a vegetarian-for a short time at least, and the unusual reading matter that literally surrounded him as a child.
Jeanne Arnold, Chief Diversity Officer
In this new Next Page column Jeanne Arnold, Gettysburg College’s Chief Diversity Officer, explains how one book provided a deeply emotional sense of connection to her African ancestors.