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Course Name The Study of Popular Culture
Course Code 23EN802
Program Ph. D. in English Language & Literature
Credits 4


  • To introduce the student to popular culture studies
  • To help the student to understand different theoretical approaches to popular culture
  • To make the student familiar with the new trends in popular culture studies.


Unit 1                        

Introduction to Popular culture

Beyond the first dimension: recent tendencies in popular culture studies-   Clem Robyns

Unit 2

In defense of textual analysis: Restoring a challenged method for journalism    and  media studies E Fürsich

Television as Historian: An Introduction- Gary Edgerton

Unit 3

Cultural studies, multiculturalism, and media culture- D Kellner

Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema – Laura Mulvey

Unit 4

Conspiracies of Meaning: Music-Hall and the Knowingness of Popular Culture- Peter Bailey

Systems of articulation, logics of change: Communities and scenes in popular music- Will  Straw

Unit 5

Post-feminism and popular culture-  Angela McRobbie

Riot Grrrl-Feminism-Lesbian Culture- M.C. Kearney




  • Cultural Studies and Popular Culture- J. Storey
  • The Myth of Mass Culture- Alan Swingewood
  • Cultural Theory: An Anthology- Imre Szeman and Timothy Kaposy (eds)
  • Inventing Popular Culture- J. Storey
  • Globalization and Culture- J. Tomlinson
  • Film Music and Narrative Agency- J. Levinson
  • Unheard Melodies? A Critique of Psychoanalytic theories of Film Music

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