English Week Display

Books on display in the library celebrating this year’s English Week

by Patrick E. Gallagher ’04

I just wanted to take a moment to alert you of the books on display in the library celebrating this year’s English Week.  As a department we have compiled a list of books that have “changed our perspective” in some way.  The display is our way of communicating to the students a lifelong commitment to being “open to growth”.  For those of you who find it difficult to make it over to the library please find the attached book list and commentaries from members of the English department.

A Changed Perspective: A Sampling of Books that Made us Rethink the World

As teachers of the humanities, we are inherently lovers of art, ideas, and literature as a means of coming to an understanding of the world in which we live.  For thousands of years human beings have strived to ascertain a true understanding of our reality here  and beyond.  This sampling of texts from your teachers, colleagues, and friends in the English Department represents the books that made us reevaluate the ways in which we viewed the world.


Washington: The Indispensable Man