Spring 2016: start of the semester

Today was my first day of classes for the Spring 2016 semester at Hampshire College. I've been to two classes so far: Queer Feelings, and Narrative Frustration. Both look very exciting.

Queer Feelings is going to have a ton of writing, but the focus is all on lateral thinking and emotional connections, rather than analytic writing. One of the regular assignments is responding to a reading by writing about a song you think relates to it. I can't wait.

Narrative Frustration is kinda self-explanatory -- it's about narratives that resist easy interpretation. There are books and articles and there's going to be a huge part of the class where we choose our own frustrating works and analyze them.

Tomorrow I have Postmodernity and Politics, and the Fictional House. So those will probably be my blog topics then.