SOC 105 (Week 3) Individual Assignment / Popular Literature Paper *

Individual Assignment: Popular Literature Paper

Choose a piece of popular fiction—novel, short story, graphic novel, or comic book—and research the material through the lens of popular culture and its effect on society.


Prepare a 700- to 1050-word analysis that includes a critique of that work and a commentary on the influence of the work in popular culture. Please submit the completed paper to the Plagiarism Checker and submit a copy of this report with the paper you post to your individual form.  Please be sure to include at least two academic, peer-reviewed references within your paper according to APA standards.  In addition, you must provide a reference page at the end of your paper according to APA standards.  Submit the Certificate of Originality and the plagiarism checker report.

Address the following: Identify the literary production you chose to focus on. Provide a brief overview of what the piece is about, the author’s background, and how the piece fits or does not fit with other literature of that genre. What is the cultural significance of the work? Reflect on whether the piece is considered economically successful or if it has fan followings.  What cultural values are reinforced or challenged in the work?  Consider the following examples:  How the Harry Potter novels are encouraging young adults to read

Does the Twilight series reinforce or challenge traditional gender roles?

The quest for truth in the novels of Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons


Review Ch. 1 in the text for background on developing a literary analysis.

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