Drum roll please

My last subject has been decided - actually turned out to be a simpler decison than I thought.  I had visions of very limited choices, and having to choose something hideous as my last subject, especially as I need to do a 3rd year English Literature subject to complete my English major (my Communications & Cultural Studies major is complete).  I have also done a number of subjects with the lecturer, so he is a known product.  Hopefully he has updated his jokes since I last did a subject with him, funny little Quebecois that he is.  So I shall be doing ENG374: From Page to Screen.  The subject decription is:

"This subject examines the two different worlds of literature and film as separate entities; it also examines the 'third' world that they create when they come together. At issue will be the debate over the appropriateness and success of the process of adaptation that has raged since the very beginnings of the film industry. Although the subject will examine some of the many difficulties which are encountered when a written text is brought to the screen, or when a film is translated into a novel, an important focus of the subject will be devoted to the theoretical areas of the debate covered in adaptation theory, using numerous literary and filmic examples both past and present."


I can handle reading books and watching movies for my last subject.

Behind the cut is the list of subjects that has brought me to this point (more for my reference, than anything else).

CCS 105         Introduction to Communication and Cultural Studies

CCS  207        Signs of Power: Culture and Representation

CCS 219         Australian Screen

CCS 333         Popular Genres

CCS 334         Technologies of the Body

CCS 352         Flashpoints: Cultural Contestations in Contemporary Australian Culture

ENGL 113       Contemporary Writing in Australia

ENGL 120       Introduction to Literature and Screen Studies

ENGL 121       Text and Gender

ENGL 229       Romantics and Victorians: English Literature 1790 -1900

ENGL 230       Page to Stage: Modes of Performance

ENGL 259       An Introduction to Canadian Writing

ENGL 260       Nineteenth Century Australian Literary Culture

ENGL 337       Sex, Power And Chivalry:Medieval To Modern Literature

ENGL 350       Fantasy and Popular Fiction

HIST  121        Dispossessed, Diggers & Democrats: Australia 1788-1880s

HIST 239         A Cultural History of Water

POL   224        Politics and the Media

POL 141          Change and Debate in Contemporary Australian Politics

Can I just say, that the sentence "26 days till Christmas" fills me with fear and terror.  Really have to get my act together re presents, cards etc etc etc.

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I'll have to teach you "Un Canadien Errant", there's not a Quebecois(e) -- including me -- who doesn't well up with tears when they hear that song.

"Sex, Power and Chivalry" sounds like All.About.Spike to me! What ever happened to the great feminist analysis of Nekkid!Spike? Have you given up on honours, you H1 student you?

I'll have to teach you "Un Canadien Errant"

Oooh, extra leverage with Gerry, always helpful in the teacher-student dynamic.

"Sex, Power and Chivalry" sounds like All.About.Spike to me!

Reminds me of a great essay: (when I have time I'll search my hard drive - I'm sure there's an updated version of this essay somewhere).

What ever happened to the great feminist analysis of Nekkid!Spike?

Think I have academic ennui - talk to me again in a few weeks ...

That sounds great! :-D

I've already decided what I'm doing as part of my English major (I'm so excited about it - I know this is something I'll really enjoy and have fun with, so I can't wait!):

Level 1:
LIT 107 - English Literature 1
LIT 108 - English Literature 2

Although not in that order - I'm doing 1 before 2 - go figure! ;-))

Level 2:
LIT 214 - Australian Literature
LIT 221 - Creative Writing (absolutely HANGING out for it!)
LIT 222 - Contemporary Children's Texts

Level 3:
LIT 303 - The Novel from Austen to Lawrence
LIT 316 - Children's Fiction
COM 327 - Literature and Film

So, as you can see, I'm taking a similar-ish subject to you in the last level. Can't WAIT for it!

Geez, considering I was so glad for uni to be over, I'm reading this stuff now and wanting to get into my major RIGHT AWAY! ;-)

Give it time, give it time! ;-)

Actually a lot of your subjects sound familiar - let me know if I can help in any way (not sure how, but the offer's there!?!).

I'd be really interested in knowing what books are on the Contemporary Children's Texts list. I could have done Aust Children's Lit over summer but it's only 2nd level.

When do you start - is this a post-grad course, where are you doing it, how long will it take you (GEEZ, Louise, nosey or what?) ...
I'll bear that in mind...I HOPE I shouldn't need too much help, because this has always been a very strong area for me...but then, we must never say never! Thanks in advance! :-D

I'll let you know what the CCT textbook list holds - prod me if I mention anything about these studies later on and don't say anything about that! ;-)

This is just the major as part of my Bachelor of Applied Science (Library and Information Science), so I'll be starting that in the second semester of next year. I'm really hanging out for this sort of stuff, because I've always enjoyed it, and it will be a nice change from all the library stuff. Which, of course, I love...but I like the work MUCH more than the theory! ;-)