Kicking up some more memory dust

Collection of text books; mainly feminist texts. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Snapshot of an education. Texts from some of my university courses. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

The Great Clean-Out continues. The latest project has been to sort the text books I packed away in the in-laws shed when the Big T and I went to England in 1991.

This pile brought back memories of warm spring days spent listening to music and “swotting” for an exam on Feminist Theory.

Annie Lennox and Aretha Franklin’s Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves may have lacked the intellectual rigor of the post-structuralist feminists in whose articles and papers I struggled to find enlightenment and pithy soundbites to impress the examiners, but it’s simple optimism brought joy to my heart. Still does.

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Kicking up some more memory dust

  1. Could you face those books now? I still have some books from uni and, although I have a sort of sentimental attachment to them I don’t think I could read them today. My powers of concentration are not what they were!
    PS great song, of course.

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    • Thanks for the link. She says so succinctly what I feel and try to communicate to the boy-child and his friends. I think I kept my text books partly because I have trouble parting with any books and partly because I believed (hoped) that sometime, out in the real world, I’d get another chance to really use my brain again — and I’d need some theoretical underpinning for that. Hasn’t happened!

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