Irvine Valley College: Online Literature Study of the School of Humanities and Languages
Literature 110 - Popular Literature
Spring 2013 - Ticket #62740 // Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink, MFA, Instructor
Class runs from January 22, 2013 to May 23, 2013
I hope that your reading and studying the lectures, research for your class project, and further explorations have been enjoyable and rewarding.
This class is structured so that you can pass the class or get a "C" or Credit with if you have posted every week and you have completed a Research Paper.
However, if you wish to have enough points for a "B" or an "A," you will also need to do the take-home final exam essay. (See grading policies for further information.)
The Final consists of two short essay on two topics of your choosing. It will be due on
Monday, May 20, 2013
(you can e-mail this to me by midnight on Monday night - email@example.com)
Here is what you will need to do for the Take-Home Final essay. First, take a look at the topics below. These represent areas that we have covered in class. I would like you to select TWO of these topics. For each one of these, write an essay that answers this prompt: "What three aspects of this topic do you think are most characteristic of Popular Literature and why? Please use quotes from the writers we have studied, refer to the Lecture Notes for that theme, and give concrete examples. Each essay should be 1000 to 1500 words long. Your Take-Home Final, then, will be TWO short essays directly related to the Themes we have studied in class.
Unit 2: Horrors!
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
Unit 3: Detective on the Beat
The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler
Unit 4: Enduring Crimes
The Lodger, Marie Belloc Lowndes
Unit 5: The Lure of Romance
Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
Unit 6: Cowboy Jamboree
Showdown at Yellow Butte, Louis L'Amour
Unit 7: Fantasy Adventures
Harry Potter and the Sorcererís Stone, J. K. Rowling
Unit 8: Science Fiction and The Future
Neuromancer, William Gibson
If you have any questions, please Contact me.
Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink: write to me with questions!
Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink, MFA, your Instructor, is a Professor of English in the School of Humanities and Languages, Irvine Valley College, Irvine, California.
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