Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I got on the website!!!

     So if you remember back in October I had a fantastic breakfast reunion with my first year seminar in the teaching gardens (here's the blog post).  It was such a blessing to have picked as nice a first year seminar as I did and to have made such lasting friendships from that class!  Recently my professor from the partner class of my seminar emailed us with this image on this page on the smc website!!!!

It's us from the breakfast and I'm the one in the white sweater amongst all those happy people!

Well, enjoy the snow!


Monday, March 3, 2014

It was supposed to be an easy semester...

      But it's not!  To be quite honest the classes I am taking are quite challenging, add an internship, tutoring, trying to blog, extracurriculars, and personal health (aka the gym) I am very busy.  This semester I am taking:

Testimonios: my Spanish 435 course where we study the development of testimonial and autobiographical narratives (documentary, writing) from Latin America

Poetry: my French 445 course where we study the evolution of French poetry over the centuries

Breaking Silence:  Women Writers in the Francophone World: my last and (favorite) French  435 course in which we read, analyze and interpret works written by contemporary women writers in the Francophone world: Kuessipan ; À  toi by Naomi Fontaine, Ru by Kim Thúy, Lettre d’une Africaine à ses sœurs occidentales by Calixthe Beyala, Celles qui attendent by Fatou Diome, Barbe bleue by Amélie Nothomb, “Fichues racines” by Gisèle Pineau, Sortilège haïtien by Jessica Fièvre, and Des rêves et des assassins by Malika Mokeddem.
 Cool right? One of my books that I had to buy from Canada that the author signed!

As you can see, I have a ton of reading for two of my classes and lots of interpreting poems for my other class.  It's very time consuming, however I really enjoy all three of these courses and it just happens to be good luck that I love to read!