Units of Study
FRNC3682 - French Popular Culture
Semester 2, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Francoise Grauby
The aim of this unit is to define and study French popular culture. What are the distinctions between popular culture and elite culture? How is the audience characterised? By studying different media (popular literature, advertising, comic strips, etc.), we will analyse the elements that characterise popular culture and discuss its social, ideological and psychological functions. The theoretical discussions will be based on the studies of Barthes, Eco and Baudrillard.
class participation (10%), 1x10-12 minute class presentation (equivalent to 3000wds in English) (40%), 1x1500wd essay in French (equivalent to 3000wds in English) (50%)
Course booklet to be purchased from the University Copy Centre
FRNC1632 or FRNC1302 or FRNC2615 or FRNC2502
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