Andy Warhol; Brooklyn Bridge; 1983.
Images © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc
Andy Warhol artwork © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Welcome to Professor Carota's course, Reading Pop Culture
In this course students will experience the literature of what has come to be known as Pop culture. This class is a workshop course that thoroughly explores the writing process from prewriting to revision, with an emphasis on critical thinking, sound essay structure, mechanics, and academic integrity. Students will read, conduct rhetorical analyses, and practice the skills required for participation in academic discourse.
Popular culture or pop culture is the entirety of attitudes, ideas, images, perspectives, and other phenomena within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid-20th century and the emerging global mainstream of the late 20th and early 21st century. Heavily influenced by mass media, this collection of ideas permeates the everyday lives of the society. The most common pop culture categories are: entertainment (movies, music, television, games, memes), sports, news (as in people/places in news), politics, fashion/clothes, technology, and slang.