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Popular Culture Genres
Theories and Texts



June 1992 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
An introduction to genre analysis, this highly readable volume presents key concepts in an accessible manner for undergraduate courses in film, TV, media criticism and cultural studies. The texts are representative of horror, science fiction, spy, classic detective, and tough guy detective genres, and readers may make their own analyses of texts based on the methods explained and the examples offered.
 
PART ONE: THEORIES
 
On the Structure of Genres
 
Propp, de Saussure and the Narrative
 
Formulas and Texts
 
Genre Theory
 
Genre, Society and Culture
 
The Classical Mystery
A Case Study

 
 
PART TWO: TEXTS
 
Murder on the Orient Express
 
f003 The Maltese Falcon
The Hard-Boiled Detective Novel

 
 
f003 Dr No
 
f003 War of the Worlds
 
Frankenstein
The New Prometheus

 
 
Conclusions

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ISBN: 9780803947269
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