Popular Genres

AUT University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Popular Genres

  • Host University

    AUT University

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    English, Literature, Popular Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    'Popular Genres' have traditionally been defined by their exclusion from the authorised literary canon. Examples range from cartoons, comic-books, graphic novels, detective stories, fantasy, science-fiction, to film noir, classic television series and pop lyrics. Recent reappraisal of such genres that has seen them increasingly placed within the domain of English studies. This paper investigates both characteristic features of these genres and the process of their legitimisation.

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