3 Woolf Moon
In my Feminism and Literature class, we've started the semester with Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own, as I suppose one might expect.
This week a group discussion activity--however fruitful--ended up taking the whole class session, and we didn't get to the readings. Which made me especially sad, because two of the three critical pieces addressed lesbian criticism and I was super excited to discuss them. :/ We're supposed to cover them at the beginning of next class.
Because this class fulfills a requirement for the GCS program, several members of my cohort are also taking the course. As is a friend that I made in my Children's Literature class last semester. The rest of the class are students in the English program, I think, and everyone brings a variety of perspectives and experiences to class discussion.
We have an upcoming class session on sci-fi, for which we're reading Joanna Russ' The Female Man. I'm excited for that in itself, and I'm inspired to do my final project for the course on another old sci-fi piece in which gender is a prominent theme--along with disability and embodiment in general. (Note: by "prominent themes," I don't mean that those topics are handled competently. Just that they're especially salient. Also, I just have a giant soft spot for cyborgs, particularly women who are also spaceships.)