What does 'Popular Culture' mean? In this unit we will examine the origins, definitions and distinctions of French and Francophone Popular Culture. By examining a wide variety of media, the elements that define and characterise popular culture will be viewed in their historical and socio-cultural environments. Popular culture's social, ideological and psychological roles, based on the studies of the theories of Barthes, Baudrillard, Bourdieu and Lipovetsky, will be analysed and discussed. This will lead to a more reflective understanding of culture.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
tutorial participation (10%), 1x15 minute oral presentation (equivalent to 1500wds) ( 20%), 1xwritten task (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), 1x3000wd essay (50%)
FRNC1632 or FRNC2633 or FRNC3621 or FRNC2626 or FRNC2615 or FRNC2628Prohibitions
FRNC3805 or FRNC3806 or FRNC3682