ENGL 431 Studies in Popular Literature


The course will consider the alleged disparity between the so-called ‘highbrow’ and ‘popular’ genre and themes in contemporary literature. It will consider the Ghanaian forms: the concert party, highlife texts and the new novel with its romantic moralistic slant. It will also look at ‘popular’ international literature such as song texts, soap operas, the romantic novel, the ‘who-done-it’ novel, the ‘superman’ action novel, etc.