Comparative Literature | Introduction to Popular Culture
C151 | 1219 | Instructor

1:00-2:15	TR	JH A106

Introduction to Popular Culture. This course will lay a foundation of
skills and knowledge which will help students to understand the
various styles, practices and contexts in which contemporary popular
culture can be analyzed and understood. It will enable students to
relate the consumption of popular texts to theories of audience
reception, and to have a basic understanding of the ways in which
generic conventions function in popular culture. The course will also
enable students to explore the way popular culture functions in the
construction of subjectivities, through reference to such examples as
cartoons, graphic novels, movies, popular fiction, pop art, television
shows and tabloid newspapers.