Thinking - looks like I'm going to have to do some ...

Some oldies turned up to the lecture today, so I don't feel like the odd one out quite as much.  Pity there wasn't one or two more mature aged students in my seminar though.  Looks like I'm going to have to wrap my brain around adaptation theory (novel to film) for this subject (and do a little refresher on Derrida and deconstruction), so better get some books to read while we're on the road next week.  

Themes for this week:

* Dichotomous thinking
* Iconophobia
* Logophilia
* Rear view mirror logic
* Anti-corporeality
* The myth of facility
* Class prejudice
* Parasitism

Even looking at the words makes my brain hurt.
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Those topics give me a headache. I thought arts degrees were meant to be easy?
I thought arts degrees were meant to be easy?

Tell that to the lecturers!! Apparently they take the whole thing quite seriously and expect us to learn and think, and stuff like that ... BUT I was hoping for a little less learning and thinking in the last subject of my BA ;-)!
Ouch! Makes my aging brain hurt too.

This is why I'm rethinking Honours - don't know whether my brain can handle all that extra work!

Good luck!

Thank you. I need all I can get.
Good luck - I've had to have a lie down just from reading your list of themes, let alone think about them and understand wtf they mean. Me and thinking not so mixy these days.
Sorry I made you lie down (or maybe that was a good thing!).

Me and thinking not so mixy these days.

Could not have said it better myself.
::prints out list and prepares for pop quiz on unsuspecting Woologongian::

seriously, though, there's adaptation theory? And Iconophobia (that must mean me stealing icons rather than generating them myself)?

::goes away, giggling::
seriously, though, there's adaptation theory

Yes, indeedy there is. In fact I have to write a 3000 word essay on that very thing for the final essay. Welcome to MY world!

Whilst I find your definition of iconophobia very giggleworthy, and may even adapt it myself (HEE), it is fact the fear of rending a classic into something else, something less - how the novel is far superior to the film etc etc. Gee, look at that, I already learned sumfing new ...