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Department
English
Course
ENG 204
Professor
Alison Muri
Semester
Winter

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Eng 204 March 26 2012 1 Radway argues − when you purchase a book you do not only purchase it due to the content − other things influence − cover − availability − not just a backlash against feminism, publishers realize that there is a market of women who buy them Romance fiction − what compels so many women to read these novels so obsessively? − What does a romance novel offer that other genres do not? − What unique relationships do these women readers create with the characters in the novels? High Culture – highbrow Low Culture -- lowbrow  Difficult intellectual “needs” interpretati Accessibility  ideas artistic  entertainment  knowledge  raw emotions, sexuality   − it is important to pay attention to what the text actually is, there is the assumption that because something is “popular” it is seen as lowbrow − Harry Potter − Narnia − LOTR − Twilight − Hunger Games −
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