Inching Toward the End
My time in the GCS program at Simmons is coming to a close.
In a matter of hours, I will have submitted the final draft of my thesis. After that, it's just class this week and next week, and then I'm done. I'll present at Colloquium, walk at the graduation ceremony, and that's it.
Two years seem to have passed by in a flash. And yet I feel like a very different person from who I was when I started out.
The inaugural attempt at the Hazel Dick Leonard seminar in which I participated while developing my thesis seems to have been an overall success. I certainly found it to be a unique and gratifying experience, working with classmates from such a variety of backgrounds. As the seminar continues, the facilitators should work on developing even more effective ways at encouraging synthesis between different disciplines.
My Feminism and Literature class has also been a surprisingly good note on which to end my time at Simmons. I admit, I wasn't enthusiastic about taking the class to fulfill my credit requirements. But it has proven to provide a good balance, offering really stimulating discussion while not being to hard or intensive on top of my thesis project. As I've been reading through the works on the syllabus, I've gotten to thinking that the GCS program and/or the Women's and Gender Studies department really ought to offer a class specifically on lesbian literature.