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Popular Fiction

Popular Fiction

By definition, popular literature involves texts available to the general populace. It is not strictly the property of academics, as classical or scholarly literature might be; it is meant to be accessible by all. In contemporary America, these texts are offered not solely in print; therefore, in this course we will examine a variety of texts from a variety of mediums (print, television, film, and internet).

Focus and Assignments

There are a number of genres that have thrived in popular literature. Some that we may focus upon are horror, fantasy, crime/mystery, science fiction, war, humor, and teen angst. As we examine each genre, we will consume, analyze, and evaluate various texts; discuss voluminously the content of each and its worth to the genre as a whole; and complete various writings, projects, and presentations as are necessary and appropriate to our studies.


You will require a notebook, a pen, reliable internet access, a library card, and maybe a Netflix account… We do not have books and materials dedicated to this class, so much of what we do will rely upon you to seek out. You need not purchase books that we read, though I would never discourage this, but be willing to track down a copy at an outside library if necessary!

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Field Local Schools | 2900 St Rt 43, Door #5 | Mogadore, OH 44260 | Phone: 330.673.2659 | Fax: 330.673.0270
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