I am also going to read Monica Ali's Brick Lane as it is on the reading list. I know that there is a 'Read a Text, using TWO Theories' coming up - I really don't want to do Jane Eyre A-GAIN (or at least - so soon), especially when I am hoping to revisit that book next year for Psychoanalytical Theory. Plus::: today is D-Day - dyeing using henna (a messy and unforgiving mix, but with a beautiful outcome), so I need to stay in....trying to convince myself NOT to make a bolt for the door...
Disturbing thought - 11 weeks before EVERYTHING gets handed in. Sounds like a long time, but there are at least 6 assignments to do and then basically, I will be AWOL for the whole of May redrafting the finals. Hand in - Monday June 2nd. Sheeeeeet.
OK - I am going to have to wipe-board my thoughts soon. People/Places/Politics, Religion/Culture/Class & Caste. What unites/divides them. Symbols. Mannerisms/voice patterning. Assumptions re customs and morals/values. Trust Versus Mistrust.
Misconception - that there is one true India.