Field Work Term, Institutional News

A 2023 Field Work Term Reading List

While students embark on Field Work Term, an annual work-learning term during which students gain hands-on experience and test their classroom ideas in the world of work, Bennington faculty, staff, and students offer their reading recommendations to keep everyone’s intellectual juices flowing wherever they are.

This list is compiled by Dean of the Library Oceana Wilson and the Crossett Library staff.

Gideon the Ninth

Cover of Gideon the Ninth

By Tamsyn Muir 

"This book has everything! Necromancers, lesbians, comedic narration, swordfighting, and more!"

Recommended by Lua Piovano-Marcotte '23


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By Brad Kessler

"The intersection of the lives of Sahro, Brother Christopher, and Teddy, an Afghan War veteran, and how each struggles to respond to this situation, makes a fascinating, memorable read."

Recommended by Candy Cuthbert, Registrar's Office Assistant

The Breathing Body of This Thought

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By Genya Turovskaya

"An exceptional highly lyrical and philosophical, deeply questioning debut poetry collection by the Kyiv-born poet and translator."

Recommended by faculty member Michael Dumanis