English 166

Special Topics: Introduction to Popular Fiction

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Session Course Areas
4 Summer 2022 Ghosh, Srijani
TWTh 9:30-12 241 Cory Hall A


Stack of Genre names

Come and explore several different popular genres—detective fiction, science fiction, horror, fantasy, thriller, and the musical—to discover what makes these genres “popular” and in what ways they produce their mass appeal. Is popular fiction simply light leisure reading for the public or do they have "literary" merit beneath the generic formulas? How do popular fictional works play an integral role in helping us understand the dynamics of gender, science, cultural norms, and politics of the era?

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