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ENL4001 Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BAHN or BTAH or BVAH or BCAH or MSTA


The objective of this course is to study the history of theories of culture from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. Issues studied include the relation between culture and society, with a particular emphasis on Australian Cultural Studies, art and commodity production, and the emergence of popular culture in industrial and post-industrial societies. The course caters to the interests of literature, theatre and visual arts students and of practising English teachers using the secondary syllabus. It has both a theoretical component and a strong applied component, illustrating the relevance of cultural theory to the analysis of literature, visual arts, popular music, fashion, film, television and other popular texts.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 External
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba