This is it, the final weekend before we start up our fall semester of graduate literary studies and a new school year overall. I hope that everyone has a great Labor Day weekend and that everyone is ready to get back into the groove of exploring literature (and your insights into literature and life) together. Even though the semester doesn’t begin until 9/6 your Blackboard courses are actually visible at this point. Your professors might have their Blackboard section sorted, primed and looking fine or it might still look like a construction zone. Different profs put together their courses in different ways, and on different schedules. But on 9/6 everything starts for real. I’ll be putting up a longer semester-welcome post here after the semester gets going but for now, enjoy the weekend and get ready to get into it all starting next Wednesday.