I am so excited about "Adult Onset"! It's timely, very important. The fact that it's written by one of my favourite (Canadian) cultural figures also works in the novel's favour. :) Failing any significant scheduling challenges, I will be at the International Festival of Authors next month in Toronto...perhaps with members of my book club in tow.
Well done!! You demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the critical thinking process as applied to the analysis of visual culture and discussion of the concept of "cultural work." Using the "frame" of a conversation to situate the analysis was a very effective way of actually modelling the concept in a playful way; it had a kind of proseltizing vibe to it, with Will-I-Am (Dobie) as the missionary of cultural studies sharing with band of his engaged, critically-sophisticated, "green"-minded friends... Anthony excepted. :)