Gendering the Dinosaur

7 05 2011

We interrupt this transmission of the American tour to bring you a picture of my second year group for Italian 20612, ‘Gendering the Canon: The Problem of Women in Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio’. Thursday was our last lesson, so after a final stirring consciousness-raising discussion, we went to the University Museum to look at the dinosaur.

His name is Stan, apparently.

I had such a good time teaching this group this year: they’re all really bright, funny, committed, and worked so hard on some really challenging medieval texts. We were extra lucky having three Italian Erasmus students in the class as well, which really enriched everyone’s perspective. See you all after the Year Abroad, I hope! (And Italians, come back and do your Masters with us!)



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