Comparative Literature | Introduction to Popular Culture
C151 | 1200 | Brottman


AHLA credit TR    1:00 - 2:15 BH 221   Prof. Brottman
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.