Yes, the dread day has rolled around again — the beginning of the semester. I’m half joking, of course. It’s always good once it starts, but there’s always so much nervousness about the semester before it starts — how will the classes be? how will I be? have I lost my touch?
Add to the usual stress the fact that I am now officially director of Women’s and Gender Studies (and all that entails, including a bunch of things that need doing now) and I am applying for tenure — package due October 1! — and well, it’s a more heavily freighted first Monday than usual. This semester is all medieval, including my sophomore level gender in medieval course, the upper division course I’m team teaching with my History colleague, Jenise, and the grad medieval class.
So much to do!