So, where are we going?
I feel like my brain may be on overdrive a bit this week. I'm thinking about Thursday's class and how we're now moving onto graphic novels and honestly I'm a bit confused. I thought Thursday's class was incredibly interesting. Mental differences are very real and very important to understand, especially in the context of education. I think that's why I'm confused. I've been trying to tie Thursday's class into the whole genre of the academic essay. I think I've wrapped my brain around the idea that mental differences among people can lead us to create various genres of people. I also understand from our studies of academic writing so far that catagorizing anything into genres is extremely complicated and difficult. Is that how I should relate Thursday's class? We should be aware of differences among people even within a possible "genre" that society may associate them with?
Maybe I'm over thinking. Maybe the point was just to read a chapter of a very interesting book and have scholarly discussion about it. Maybe it's just the rigid confines of most of my schooling that is causing me to look for a bigger picture.
I'm a little nervous for this upcomming theme of graphic novels. Not because I don't love graphic novels, oh no, I'm estastic that we are going to read them for class. I'm nervous because I'm not sure how we're going to tie them together with academic writing and mental differences and digital humanities and everything we've been looking at so far.
Well I guess I'll just have to wait and find out! Until then I'll just keep churning all this information over and figure out a great way to make something of it.