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Course Code: 
RTC 305
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Course Objectives: 
Comparing and contrasting art for art’s sake and art for the mass, assessing the texts on both art classifications, relating these texts to their periods and drawing their outlines are the prior aims of this course.
Course Content: 

To categorise qualities of popular literature texts (such as didactical, entertaining, maintaining the status quo and the hegemonic authority), inference on meanings, analysing popular literature as a means of mass communication devise (such as roman feuilletons and TV serials), Making critical studies via textual analysis is the ability to have had at the end of the term.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Interactive Lecture
Course Evaluation Methods: 
C: Assignment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Interprets the concepts of art for high art and art for  the masses, establishes cause and effect relation and defines the outlines of popular literature. 1, 3, 7 1, 2 C
2) Associates, analyzes and interprets popular literature pieces in different historical processes in different practices of the period. 1, 7, 8 1, 2 C
3) Associates and evaluates popular literature with the practices of mass media of the period it was produced. 3, 6, 8 1, 2 C
4) Interprets communication theories and concepts through popular literature in the context of their periodic features. 1, 3, 9 1, 2 C
5) Radio, Television and Cinema students who will work in the creative department create a qualified and conscious narrative. 4, 9 1, 2 C


Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 What is Popular Literature? *What is its importance for modernisation? (Berkes, Sayfa 17-23)(Adorno, 159-179)
2 Popular Culture and Literature *Popular Culture

*Birth of popular literature and its development

(Lowenthal, 19-65 – Ders notu olarak sağlanır)

3 Roman Feuilleton

18th and 20th centuries

*Why were they so popular?

*What was the purpose?

(Özbek, sayfa 29-87)(Kanoğlu, tez, sayfa 29-31)

4 Roman Feuilleton

Function - Production - Outcome

Producer - Medium - Receiver relationship(Özbek, 75-87) (Adorno, sayfa 151-179)
5 Roman Feuilleton in Turkish Popular Culture Roman Feuilleton's place in Turkish Media (Kanoğlu Tez, sayfa 55-83)
6 Subject Matters of Popular Literature Products *Which topics are focused on?

*Why certain topics are regarded?

*Social, economical, politic and historical indications in the texts (Ders Notları)

7 Popular Literature Before and After the Establishment of Turkish Republic Modernisation studies over Ahmet Mithad efendi, Mahmut Yesari, Reşat Nuri Güntekin, Aka Gündüz(Tanpınar, sayfa 19-21) (Ders Notları) (Kanoğlu, tez, sayfa 128-192)
9 Roman Feuilleton 

Case Studies 1: France

Alexander Duma, Three Musketeers (19th Century) Alexander Duma, Üç Silahşörler(19. yüzyıl)

(Roman Okunacak)

10 Roman Feuilleton

Case Studies 2: England

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

(19th Century) Charles Dickens, Büyük Umutlar

(19. yüzyıl) (Roman okunacak)


11 Roman Feuilleton

Case Studies 3: Russia

Dostoyevski, Crime and Punishment

(19th-20th Century)

(19.-20. yüzyıl) (Film seyredilecek) (Bakhtin, sayfa 288)

12 Roman Feuilleton 

Case Studies 4: Turkey

Ahmet Mithad Efendi, Felatun Bey ile Rakım Efendi (Pre Republic Era) (Roman Okunacak
13 Roman Feuilleton

Case Studies 5: Turkey

Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu

Sodom ve Gomore (Post Republic Era) (Roman Okunacak

14 Popular Literature as Adaptation to Cinema, TV Series and Radio Drama *What changes when a literary piece is adapted?  *How does adaptation work?(Erus, 96-109)
15 Popular Literature and Identity Formation *Politically, socially, morally and other forced factors in production as manipulative power. 

*How women are aimed? (Kanoğlu, makale, sayfa 53-66)


Recommended Sources

Textbook * Lecture notes

* Adorno, Theodor W. (2004). Edebiyat Yazıları, 1. Bs., İstanbul: Metis Yayınları.

* Connerton, Poul (1999). Toplumlar Nasıl Anımsar, Alaatin Şener (Çev.), İstanbul: Ayrıntı Yayınları.

* Lowenthal, Leo (1984). Literature and MassCulture: Communication in Society, New Brunswick, New Jersey: TransactionInc.,Vol. 1.

* Bakhtin, Mikhail (2001). Karnavaldan Romana, 1. Bs, İstanbul: Ayrıntı Yayınları.

* Özbek, Meral (2000). Popüler Kültür ve Orhan Gencebay Arabeski, 4. Baskı, İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları.

*Erus, Zeynep Çetin (2005). Amerikan ve Türk Sinemalarında Uyarlamalar: Karşılaştırmalı bir Bakış), 1. Baskı, İstanbul:Es Yayınları.

* Kanoğlu, Meltem Erinçmen (2006) Takrir-i Sükun Dneminde Türk Modernleşmesinin Tefrika Romanlara Yansımasına Analitik Bir Bakış, Marmara Üniversitesi, İlteişim Bilimleri Doktora Tezi.

*Kanoğlu, Meltem Erinçmen (2008). Türk Kadın Hareketinin Resimli Ay Dergisi’ndeki Yansımasına Örnek: Ben İnsan Değil miyim? Ve Dulluğa Veda; Marmara İletişim Dergisi, Sayı 13.

*Berkes, Niyazi (2003). Türkiye’de Çağdaşlaşma, 4. Baskı, İstanbul: Yağı Kredi Yayınları.

Additional Resources * Tanpınar, Ahmet Hamdi (2004). Edebiyat Dersleri, 3. Bs., İstanbul: Yapı Kredi Yayınları.

* Wilson, Agnus (1980). Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations (Afterwords), USA: SignetClassics, Nal PenguinInc.

* Tolstoy, Leo (1896). What is Art?,London: WalterScott Publishing Co.

* Oskay, Ünsal (1981). Popüler Kültür Açısından Çağdaş Fantazya: Bilim Kurgu ve Korku Sineması, 1. Bs., İstanbul: Der Yayınları.

Material Sharing

Documents yulearn.yeditepe.edu.tr
Exams yulearn.yeditepe.edu.tr


Mid-terms 1 100
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   50
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   50
Total   100

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Defines basic concepts, theories, methods, and domains of study specific to radio, television and cinema by associating them with the findings and theories of humanities and social sciences. X        
2 Demonstrates the responsibilities, effective participation, coordination, and planning skills essential for harmonious and efficient teamwork in the production processes relative to the radio, television and cinema fields.          
3 Generates media products in accordance with professional standards in various narrative forms and genres specific to the field by synthesizing up-to-date knowledge and skills for expertise acquired through applied and theoretical courses.     X    
4 Manifests professional knowledge and such skills as copywriting, image management, editing, sound design, producing and directing, media management in different fields of radio, television and cinema locally and globally.       X  
5 Holds responsibility in broadcasting by integrating national and international rules of law that media professionals should pursue with professional ethical principles.          
6 Comprehends the knowledge and skills related to institutional operation and management in the production and broadcasting processes of radio, television and cinema for the common interest.       X  
7 Evaluates radio, television and cinema fields analytically and critically from their institutional structuring to products regarding a wide range of cultural, artistic, economic, and social relations.       X  
8 Has the ability to collect visual, audio and written data, conduct research, evaluate, report and offer creative solutions in the fields of radio, television and cinema.     X    
9 Develops original projects for radio, television and cinema by following new technologies, developments, and ideas in the fields of art, culture, and media at the national and global planes.       X  


Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 2 28
Students Reading 4 13 52
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Work Load     128
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5,12
ECTS Credit of the Course     5