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Summer reading list

Summer reading list

This afternoon after picking up my students’ exams (and spending far too much time wandering gourmet food shops in search of the perfect bar of Earl Grey-infused dark chocolate, and then even more┬átime trying on dresses in shops whose soundscapes were punctuated alternately by concrete drilling, poetry slams, and un-medicated raving), I decided to send them a summer reading list. Ironically, I rarely paid attention to such lists as a student. When I wasn’t reading for a project for the…

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Today in class,

Today in class,

we discussed the discourse of gender. This led to conversations about: Jeremy Bentham Henry Jenkins’ bibliography Twin Peaks (I used the phrase “before your time” with a total lack of irony) Who Killed Amanda Palmer (a Freudian slip) Why you might need a woman’s touch when dealing with government agencies Online mating rituals (involving ukuleles) Aposematism in badgers, weasels, ferrets, and other singularly stubborn land mammals, and how it relates to Rorschach The Watchmen credits (and their sneaky commentary regarding…

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