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Final exam study notes on important topics covered throughout the course (cumulative)

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Fall 2010

Department
English
Course Code
ENG 112
Professor
Richard Mc Master
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Final

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ENG Final Exam Notes: Connections and Stuff. :P
Pop Culture: General
Browne: Folk, Elite, Mass
Elite: economic, capital, universal, transcendent (going beyond ordinary limits, extreme)
Mass: degraded from of elite culture
Folk: Community oriented
Detective fiction, can be looked at being catered to mass audience, (printed in
newspaper for all to see)
Dracula seen as an elite novel due to the economic classes subtly shown (Dracula as
the immigrant, lower class. The others, in Victorian times, reputable careers,
wealthy)
Works that we studied considered pop culture, so pertains to the masses.
Why are they popular to the masses? Relatable, but fantastic. Dream like (Riders of
the Purple Sage. Mysterious cowboy, rebellious man). Depicts emotions and
amplifies them (ex. Fear)
Fiske Article
Popular text cannot be transcendent
Pop culture is linked to the culture of the here and now, not the always and forever
Depending on the works studied, do they stand the test of time?
Dracula: Still relevant to horror. Can be linked to terrorism today. A new kind of
horror and unknown
Riders of the Purple Sage: A romantic. Main basis doesnt seem relevant (Western).
Romanticized interactions with characters, Byronic hero still relevant
Maus: Not dated, doesnt describe any 80s things. A historical work, but in a form
that is revolutionary and hasnt been explored to the fullest extent
Rule of Four: Seemed a bit dated with regards to technology, Somewhat modern day
Sherlock holmes mystery. But wouldnt stand the test of time
www.notesolution.com
The Truman Show: extremely relevant in which it almost directed how society would
look at things like reality tv. The growing scrutiny of privacy, and being watched,
ignorance growing, so this will still remain relevant.
Zeitgeist
Spirit of the Age
Cultures sense of itself
Important at the time, but then becomes forgotten
Dracula: Reflects Victorian values and how things were supposed to work (Eg. When
married, consummated marriage. Very polite, asks permission with suitors to marry
Lucy, Females treated unequally)
Riders of the Purple Sage: Explored sense to nature. Sense of adventure. Growth.
Maus: Reflects time of discovery. Learning about Holocaust. Maus shows this in a
historically realistic, but different way (comic book form)
Rule of Four: Reflects maybe sense of education. Education and scholars treated
with respect. (while back in the day, they might not have been revered and more
feared)
The Truman Show: Shows the reality show age. How real is reality?
Open and Closed Text
Open text, reader can choose own interpretation, lots of different readings
Closed text, pulls reader along a predetermined path, not much room for interpretation
Dracula: closed.
Riders: open
Maus: closed
Rule: open
Truman: closed
Pop Lit Theories
Theory 1: Pop Lit as a Cultural Ritual
Cultural pattern that embodies cultural preoccupations
Provides principles, uses from Culture
See Zeitgeist examples
www.notesolution.com
Theory 2: Pop Lit as a Game
Resemble game in clarity of rules and patterns of actions
Patterned experience of excitement
Dracula: Typical horror
Riders: Typical western
Maus: Historic event, so of course has a formulaic path
Rule: Typical detective
Truman Show: Has the path the genre drama
Theory 3: Pop Lit as an Escapism
Fantasy for absence of real power
Dracula: reader can think of ways to stop Dracula with the people
Riders: Byronic hero. Escape from everyday life (eg, housewives to escape boring
husbands)
Rule: Can solve the mystery of the murders. Be the detective
Theory 4: Pop Lit as Catharsis (Purging of emotions)
Act out certain unconscious or repressed needs
Sexuality and violence not appropriate for real life
Dracula: monster, also embodies sexuality. Live out through Dracula?
Riders: sexuality. Lassiter tall dark and handsome
Theory 5: Pop Lit as Bread and Circuses
People distracted and misled, as long as needs are met, such as food, and show is provided.
Pop culture is evil, Marxist veiw
Truman Show: Truman distracted from his repression
Fairy Tales
Cinderella
Social genetic codes to teach youth. One version of Cinderalla shows culture of being
repressed. Do what youre told. Other Aboriginal Cinderella explored admirable qualities
like perseverance and not listening to what people think
www.notesolution.com

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ENG Final Exam Notes: Connections and Stuff. :P Pop Culture: General Browne: Folk, Elite, Mass Elite: economic, capital, universal, transcendent (going beyond ordinary limits, extreme) Mass: degraded from of elite culture Folk: Community oriented Detective fiction, can be looked at being catered to mass audience, (printed in newspaper for all to see) Dracula seen as an elite novel due to the economic classes subtly shown (Dracula as the immigrant, lower class. The others, in Victorian times, reputable careers, wealthy) Works that we studied considered pop culture, so pertains to the masses. Why are they popular to the masses?Relatable, but fantastic. Dream like (Riders of the Purple Sage. Mysterious cowboy, rebellious man). Depicts emotions and amplifies them (ex. Fear) Fiske Article Popular text cannot be transcendent Pop culture is linked to the culture of the here and now, not the always and forever Depending on the works studied, do they stand the test of time? Dracula: Still relevant to horror. Can be linked to terrorism today. A new kind of horror and unknown Riders of the Purple Sage: A romantic. Main basis doesnt seem relevant (Western). Romanticized interactions with characters, Byronic hero still relevant Maus: Not dated, doesnt describe any 80s things. A historical work, but in a form that is revolutionary and hasnt been explored to the fullest extent Rule of Four: Seemed a bit dated with regards to technology, Somewhat modern day Sherlock holmes mystery. But wouldnt stand the test of time www.notesolution.com The Truman Show: extremely relevant in which it almost directed how society would look at things like reality tv. The growing scrutiny of privacy, and being watched, ignorance growing, so this will still remain relevant. Zeitgeist Spirit of the Age Cultures sense of itself Important at the time, but then becomes forgotten Dracula: Reflects Victorian values and how things were supposed to work (Eg. When married, consummated marriage. Very polite, asks permission with suitors to marry Lucy, Females treated unequally) Riders of the Purple Sage: Explored sense to nature. Sense of adventure. Growth. Maus: Reflects time of discovery. Learning about Holocaust. Maus shows this in a historically realistic, but different way (comic book form) Rule of Four: Reflects maybe sense of education. Education and scholars treated with respect. (while back in the day, they might not have been revered and more feared) The Truman Show: Shows the reality show age. How real is reality? Open and Closed Text Open text, reader can choose own interpretation, lots of different readings Closed text, pulls reader along a predetermined path, not much room for interpretation Dracula: closed. Riders: open Maus: closed Rule: open Truman: closed Pop Lit Theories Theory 1: Pop Lit as a Cultural Ritual Cultural pattern that embodies cultural preoccupations Provides principles, uses from Culture See Zeitgeist examples www.notesolution.com
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