ENGL 580: Popular Literature

This course explores literary genres and modes designed to appeal to a mass audience. Subjects may include science fiction, horror, mystery and detective fiction, romance, chick lit, literature into film, and pulp fiction.

Students will explore the relationship between popular literature and “high” culture, the social and political contexts of literature, and the role of marketing and distribution practices.

Please review the syllabus for full course information. 

This course has a synchronous or an asynchronous option.

This course is offered during the Summer II semester. Participants may also register for a Summer I course, if applicable. 

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ENGL 535 Multicultural Literature (Winter/Spring 2021)
ENGL 580 Rhetoric, Writing, and Social Change (Summer I 2021)
ENGL 580 Popular Literature (Summer II 2021)
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ENGL 523 Teaching College Writing (Winter/Spring 2022)
ENGL 580 Special Topics: TBD (Summer 2022)
ENGL 580 Special Topics: TBD (Summer 2022)
ENGL 522 Issues in Literacy & Language (Fall 2022)
ENGL 551 Introduction to Creative Writing (Winter/Spring 2023)




University of Indianapolis

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Zimmerly

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 7/5/21 – 8/20/21, Wednesday evenings
5-7:50 pm Central / 6-8:50 pm Eastern

Location: Online, Zoom

Format: Synchronous with asynchronous option

Prerequisite: Qualified to teach content area