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
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:
HIST 239 A Cultural History of Water
POL 224 Politics and the Media
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.