May 25th, 2006


Oh hell, what have I let myself in for

Apparently it's up to the student to chase up an Honours supervisor, so I've been busy e-mailing various English lecturers to find out who is available and who would be interested and who has the time. I got a reply back today from one of the recommended lecturers who unfortunately has a busy schedule, but he has spoken to another lecturer who apparently is keen to be my supervisor - Yay.  This is what he said in the e-mail:

"Your thesis sounds interesting - and fun. But I'm already quite busy with current Honours supervisions, so I've suggested to Graham that  Monique R  would be a suitable person to oversee your project. Monique's own research interests include American popular culture and TV, so she's an eminently appropriate supervisor. I've spoken to her about your thesis, and she's eager to talk to you about it. She'll contact you shortly to arrange a meeting."

So now I have to really think about the framing of my thesis topic beyond this half-arsed effort: "my possible thesis will be a textual comparison of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Veronica Mars looking closely at the differences/similarities between the female protagonists of each show, and various themes of high school/college life as represented on the shows."  Fifteen thousand words really isn't a lot to write in a year, is it?

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