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RG_CulturalStudiesFilm - 1/2 RG Cultural Studies and Film...

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1/2 RG Cultural Studies and Film Reading Guide #2 OG – Part 1, Chapter 21 – “Cultural Studies and Film” by Graeme Turner, pp. 195-200 1. What factors contributed to treat popular culture in a more serious way in academia? 2. What common ground do Film Studies and Cultural Studies share? 3. What is a key difference between Film Studies and Cultural Studies in terms of aesthetic value? 4. What other differences are between Film Studies and Cultural Studies? 5. What are the origins of Cultural Studies according to the reading? Why would that be important to this class about movies? 6. What connections between the academic areas of Film Studies and English Literature does the author mention in this essay? 7. What other academic disciplines inform Film Studies? 8. Can you explain the concept of signifying system ? 9. During the 1980s, what else came under examination besides analyzing the film text? 10. What specific function do cultural studies scholars see in popular cultural texts?
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