Popular Culture

Popular culture has become segmented into a myriad of forms, genres, audiences, tones, styles and purposes, so much so that it cannot meaningfully be talked about as a monolith. While some so-called ‘popular culture’ is produced en masse (and has… Read More ›

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  • Queer Culture

    The term ‘queer’ has often puzzled outsiders.Why call yourself that? This too has its story. For a long time ‘queer’was, of course, a derogatory term for male homosexuals. That began to change when it began to be widely used in… Read More ›

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  • Fashion and Cultural Studies

    Cultural studies of fashion have been, for the most part, less concerned with formulating broad theories of fashion than with observing its social uses in relation to broader issues of social power. Two early influences on this work were the… Read More ›

  • The Political Theory of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe

    Foucault’s archaeological and genealogical studies both indicate that, rooted in institutional practices, discourse evolves distinct configurations which oppose ruling class aims but still regulate the body, institutions, and even society. This contingent, historical view of discourse repudiates the Althusserian opposition… Read More ›

  • University of Calicut Methodology of Literature Study Material

    University of Calicut V Semester B.A. English Core Paper Methodology of Literature (EN5B03) Methodology of Literature PDF  (To Download the Material Click on the Above Link) Topics Covered Russian Formalism, New Criticism, Archetypal Criticism, Myth Criticism, Deconstruction, Poststructuralism, Reader Response… Read More ›

  • Sarah Kofman and Film Theory

    A LADY VANISHES Towards the end of Rue Ordener, Rue Labat (1994), the terse and elegant autobiographical fiction she wrote just before terminating her life, Sarah Kofman (1934-94) inserts a brief episode relating her admiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady… Read More ›

  • Gilles Deleuze and Film Theory

    Of all the film-philosophies of the twentieth century, it is perhaps Deleuze‘s that is most of the cinema. It attempts to belong to cinema rather than simply be about it. It shows us film thinking for itself. The magnanimity Deleuze… Read More ›