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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Welcome to Mothering Bodies in Postcolonial African Literature and the Semester of the Badass

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Welcome to English 399-101 / Women's Studies 400-101: Mothering Bodies in African Literature (AKA Mamabodies)!

Mamabodies is part of a group of four classes this semester that share a common theme: “Semester of the Badass." We’ll study badass African feminist writers and mothering characters (male and female). Other classes will study badass Spanish playwrights, Latino revolutionaries, and global powers. This idea is a creative, innovative, totally new experiment for Shenandoah. I hope you’re as excited about it as we are!

All “Badass” students must register for the co-requisite HUDS 495-101. This “class” does not cost more money or require more class time. It simply designates one Monday evening a month for us to meet with the other three Badass classes for a pizza party and discussion. On those four weeks, we will not meet during our regular Tuesday/Thursday class times. Monday evening sessions are scheduled for 2/2, 3/2, 3/30, 4/27 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.

This course blog is an online extension of our classroom space. It's a paperless way for me to make important course information accessible to you on any Internet-accessible computer. I hope you will explore the current course information supplied here. Be sure to check this blog often for new information useful to your success in this course. I will also use this space to post queries for your response, course announcements, and other news or events of interest to beginning literary scholars. Please feel free to post any initial questions or comments about the course here.

I look forward to working with you this semester.

Dr. Brown

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