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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


ENGL 2090 Introduction to Cultural Studies

Course description

Why study popular culture? Although it is often equated with mass culture and perceived to be unworthy of academic study, this course argues that popular culture is an important site for the production of both pleasure and politics. To develop this approach, we will proceed through a series of units, each of which represents an important area in cultural studies’ theories of the popular, all of which negotiate the relationship between the textual and the material. We will see how these theories work when applied to many different kinds of popular culture, including film, fashion, television, fan fiction and fan videos, commodity activism, and music.


ENGL 2090 001-LEC On-campus 3-week session

Session:3-week session
Class dates:May 30-June 22, 2018
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:M-F 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Grade:Student option
Max. enroll:17
To enroll:Enroll online or submit a paper enrollment form. Enroll now.

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