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|LITR 295 - TOPICS IN POPULAR LITERATURE|
This course offers a study in less traditional literary forms and themes that reflect popular culture and tastes. The course will consider various popular literary forms: such as cult books, extended & on-going fictional series, fanfiction, transient popular genres. Texts will be read within a broader cultural context. Focus may be on a particular genre (i.e., “Chick Lit”; war literature; horror fiction) or an era (i.e., “the sixties”). Students will grapple with aesthetic and cultural judgments on popular forms and explore issues of high and low culture. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. This iteration of the course will take as its focus the worldwide phenomenon that is both J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series of books and the films that have been made from them. We will utilize adaptation theory to interrogate the relationship between the books and the films from both a literary and cultural studies perspective, as well as consider how and why this series speaks so effectively to a specific generation.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Culture & Creativity
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
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