Floating Forum #1: Possible Texts
I'm creating this forum as a space where, as we run across them, each of us can enter possible texts/videos/whatevers for the second half of our course--so that when push-comes-to-shove (this will happen sooner than you think: Oct. 6th & 8th), we'll have something to work w/. Two possibilities have already come my way this week:
(from Kristin Lindgren, my co-teacher):
Inquiry About Runner Angers South Africans (NYTimes, August 26, 2009).
(from Sarah Willie, Chair of Anthro and Soc @ Swat):
I have a Sri Lankan friend, Ruvani Freeman, who is a political journalist and writer. She's just published her first novel to rave reviews. Her debut novel, A Disobedient Girl, has just been published in the US and Canada by Atria/Simon & Schuster (July, 2009) and by Viking in the UK and in translation in Italy, Israel, Taiwan, Brazil and the Netherlands. She lives in Bala Cynwd and is hoping to talk to college classes this fall. I'm not going overboard to call her FANtastic -- warm, funny, engaging, mesmerizing. Her work incorporates themes and issues in Asian Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies,and post-colonial English Literature, and Creative writing. You need not have already assigned the book in order to have her come talk: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Ru-Freeman/49212739