As a college instructor, summer is the most wonderful time of year. And NOT because I am not teaching college classes in the summer. That’s not it at all as I miss my college students during the summer tremendously. Summer is the most glorious time of year because I get to dream. I get to sit for a bit and observe and read and craft the classes that I will teach this fall and I love that part of the creative process in teaching. I’ve been immersed in all things teaching of late so that I can get my book requests in to the bookstore and my reserve requests in the library and then actually start creating the 90 lesson plans I’ll need to teach this fall (I’m going from teaching 15 classes a semester to 90 this fall (by this I mean actual classes and not courses)). That will take some significant adjustments on all fronts, and I’ve decided that the smartest thing I can do is knock out the bulk of that work this summer so that I am just keeping the trains running this fall as opposed to building the track.
Anyway, whenever I talk about the classes I teach, people are really interested in the topics we discuss. Given that, today, I thought I’d share the books that have made it onto this fall’s reading list for my body image classes (don’t worry, my students don’t have to buy this number of books. We’re reading excerpts from most of them that will be on reserve in the library for them– including Hijas, I definitely don’t feel okay about making my students buy my book) in case you are interested in adding some books on the various issues surrounding body image to your list. Later, when I have finished designing the Women and the Media course, I’ll share those books, too.
Have any book suggestions for future body image classes, for the Women and the Media class I am now putting together, or for blog readers? Hope you’ll leave them here!