English 101 Section A17. Writing About Identity and Representation in Popular Media
The class will explore the ways in which popular media and popular culture inform, categorize, create, and promote both individual and group identities. Through readings, viewings, and critical analysis we will come to understand how we identify ourselves, how we identify “others,” and how others identify us. We will study four genres (memoir, profile, commentary, and multimodal showcase) and you will create your own texts within those genres.