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Popular Fiction and Digital Culture

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 7
Module lead
Kristen Schuster
Academic year
2024-25

Module overview

What is the literary and cultural value of fiction written purely to entertain and titillate audiences? In this module, we will use digital methods to explore how we understand and relate to mass market fiction. Using different digital methods and tools, we will critique and create narratives that draw on tropes and themes in popular fiction. Over the course of the semester, we will use a range of disciplinary perspectives on reading, taste, and audiences to interrogate the transformative roles of digital technologies and digital culture(s) on reading and readership.