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Popular Fiction and Popular Culture (6 points)


Leader: Jeff Browitt

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit will investigate popular fiction in culture and popular culture. What fiction is widely read and seen in our society? What functions do popular texts serve? In what ways do gender and ideology intersect with the genres of popular narratives in books and films? How are national myths produced and circulated? What are the interactions between written fictional narratives and narratives in other media?

Assessment: One essay (2250 words): 50% + one class project (equivalent 2250 words): 50%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

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