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
700- to 1050-word analysis that includes a critique of that work and a commentary
on the influence of the work in popular culture. 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
What is the cultural significance of the work?
Reflect on whether the piece is considered economically successful or if it has
What cultural values are reinforced or
challenged in the work?
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
Ch. 1 in the text for background on developing a literary analysis.
**Include at least two scholarly references.