Salinger, J. D. Catcher in the Rye. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1994
Youth Cultures: Images & Ideas of Youth
This unit uses changing ideas about youth and practices of youth culture as a focus for an introduction to contemporary cultural theory. It aims to introduce students to some of the current parameters for studying cultural forms, practices and theories by examining current and past forms of youth culture, representations of youth and youth culture, and cultural studies of youth. Points of focus include media images of youth, popular culture marketed to youth, and youth subcultures.
Nabokov, Vladimir. Lolita Penguin Red Classics edition. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2006
Meyer, Stephenie. Twilight Special Edition. London: Atom, 2008
One online journal (equivalent 2000 words), one 500 word exercise, choice of 2000 word essay or take-home exam, participation.