Popular fiction 220

Module code LCC 220
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

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.

Module credits 20.00
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Both Afr and Eng
Academic organisation Afrikaans
Period of presentation Semester 2

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