We All Hate Helens, We Hate All Helens

Last night we read Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad, an interpretation of the life of Odysseus’ wife, Penelope, and of the twelve maids that are hung after the slaughter of the suitors. Atwood asks in her introduction, “What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to?” In class, we drew connections […]

Queen Bee

We spent all of class on Thursday dissecting the Queen Bee. Kate, Katherine, Andrew, and Ben (Glen Coco) led us in a discussion about the Queen Bee character in film, literature, and pop culture. We began with this quiz, which I recommend you also take: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mackenziekruvant/which-queen-bee-are-you#.sc8ko5ePxx my result:   Bring it on. Lucy got Regina, […]

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

“I’m sorry that people are so jealous of me…but I can’t help it that I’m popular.” Welcome to our Half-Block course, “Queen Bees, Wannabees, and Mean Girls,” taught by self-proclaimed “Wannabee” but suspiciously Queen Bee-ish Professor Lisa B. Hughes. You are undoubtably familiar with Mean Girls (2004), or if you’re not, someone you know is. It enriches […]