Monday, March 4

Today is Monday, and Week 7 of the class is now over. Monday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Week 8 will begin tomorrow, on Tuesday.

Spring Enrollment. Enrollment will be starting for Fall classes, and the online classes fill up really quickly. If any of you would like to enroll in MLLL-3043 Myth-Folklore or MLLL-4993 Indian Epics for Fall, please let me know by noon this Thursday at the latest so that I can save you a space in the class for Fall.

Storybook stack.
As always on Monday, I will have a huge bunch of assignments in the Storybook stack that were turned in over the weekend or on Monday morning. The first thing I will do on Monday morning when I get to work is to update the list of items in the Storybook stack. So, after 9AM or so on Monday, you will be able to check the contents of the stack to make sure I received your assignment. I will be reading and reply to the assignments in the order they were turned in. It is really important to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack. Especially during these revision weeks, I have no way of knowing that you have completed the assignment except for the email that you send me!

Monday Events on Campus. The OU Iranian Studies Program presents Claudia Yaghoobi who will be speaking on “The Societal and Divine Other in Attar's Poetry” at 3PM in Hester Hall 170, with a reception to follow - this talk might be of interest to those of you who read and enjoyed Rumi; like Rumi, Attar is a famous Sufi poet (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

March 4: Khaled Hosseini. Today, March 4, marks the birthday in 1965 of the writer Khaled Hosseini who was born in Afghanistan and then emigrated to the United States in 1980, seeking political asylum. Although he is a medical doctor, Hosseini is best known as a writer, having written two novels: The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. You can read more about his life and career in this Wikipedia article. At his official website, you can learn about his third book, which is being released in May of this year: