This is a first for the term so far: I’m getting out my reading list before the week I tackle it, rather than after. I’m thinking some congratulations are due to myself. Two of my classes aren’t meeting this week (one reason I have time to post this now), and we’re reviewing preliminary prospectuses (i?) for another, so, all in all, a lighter reading week. With my abundant “free time”, I hope to do some significant catch-up and maybe even some getting ahead. So, without further ado, this week’s reading list:

Research Seminar in United States History

Tomlinson, Barbara, and George Lipsitz. “American Studies as Accompaniment.” American Quarterly 65, no. 1 (2013): 1-30.

Women in Arabic Literature

Ghada Samman, The Square Moon: Supernatural Tales (excerpts)

Sahar Tawfiq, Points of the Compass (excerpts)

Hanan al-Shaykh, Only in London (excerpts)


What readings do you have this week? What do you do with a week of “rest”?