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Popular literature includes those writings intended for the masses and those that find favour with large audiences. It can be distinguished from artistic literature in that it is designed primarily to entertain. Popular literature, unlike high literature, generally does not seek a high degree of formal beauty or subtlety and is not intended to endure. The growth of popular literature has paralleled the spread of literacy through education and has been facilitated by technological developments in printing.
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ENGL 3303 Popular Literature
A survey of major contributions to one genre of popular literature—science fiction or mystery or historical fiction or film. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.
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