The distinction between literary and genre fiction. Literary “formulas” and bestsellers. Various approaches to the study of popular fiction (sociological, psychological, “cultural studies” and text-based approaches to popular literature). The focus is on various literary “types” or “formulas”: Adventure, Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction etc. as formulaic artistic constructions created for the purpose of enjoyment and pleasure against the background of larger socio-political circumstances.
Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
2 lectures per week
Language of tuition
Both Afr and Eng
Period of presentation
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