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I have been heavily resisting the direction that the Powers That Be want me to go with my Honours thesis.  I'm not really happy about writing 15000 words on why Buffy and Veronica fail as feminist icons.  I'm totally re-thinking the whole me as an Honours student, cutting and running, and just doing the whole graduation bit with a BA (no Hons) and putting academe behind me.  However, before I do that I may speak to some CCS (communication and cultural studies) lecturers (which has now apparently mutated to MACS, Media And Cultural Studies).  I did a double major - CCS/MACS may be the direction I need to go in to get the result that I want.  Plus I've just looked at the selection of English Honours subjects for next year - OH MY GOD!  - Modernism's Others (WTF), Turning Points: An Introduction to Post-Colonial Literary History (sigh - we do however get to both read and watch The Last of the Mohicans for that subject), US Literature: Modernity and Post-Modernity (which I've already withdrawn from once) and Contemporary Life Writing (this sounds mildly interesting).  I have to do 3 out of the 4 offered.  Meatloaf reckoned two out of three ain't bad, I'm thinking 3 out of 4 is very, very bad.

I'm not saying anything about the cricket because that may be considered gloating, and who knows, a miracle may happen tomorrow.

Damien won Australian Idol - yay the Irish!! 

Date: 2006-11-27 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/caraway_/
Wow, those subject offerings suck. And I like English Lit. I agree that Contemporary Life Writing might be interesting and useful to your thesis, but the others ::Shudders at the Pseud::

And whaddya mean BS and VM fail as feminist icons?

Who are these Woolongong maroons?

Date: 2006-11-27 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] downunderdeb.livejournal.com
Major subject suckage. Apparently the Arts dept is on a major cost cutting endeavour which means us Honours students are only offered two subjects per semester rather than the previous three. The Life Writing one is taught by a new faculty member who according to the uni website blurb is "Professor Wenche Ommundsen [Licence ├Ęs letters, Dip. Ed. (Lausanne), MA (London, Ph D (Melbourne)]. Wenche joined the University of Wollongong in 2006 as Professor of English Literatures. Formerly of Deakin University, she has taught across a number of fields in English, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, with particular interest in: Australian literature and culture, Postcolonial, diasporic and multicultural writing, Literary and cultural theory, Postmodern fiction, Research methodology." Might be worthwhile if I get that far.

I don't think B and VM fail as icons, but I think my advisors do!

Date: 2006-11-27 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/caraway_/
Och, I knew that was your advisors talking. They sound like whingers of the first order.

Wenche Ommundsen! And I thought the name of the Victorian Minister for Local Government, Candy Broad, sounded like a Bond heroine/ 70s porn star!

Date: 2006-11-27 05:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] downunderdeb.livejournal.com
Candy Broad, really? OMG!!

I'm looking forward to finding out how to pronounce Wenche ...

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