The person looking into PAPER CHASE might try Arthur Asa Berger's
SIGNS IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE (1989)?The last chapter of this book does
a semiotic reading of the film and TV show which might work well
with beginning undergraduates. The book as a whole is introductory
with an emphasis on liberal politics, basic semiotics, and neo-Freudian
dabblings. Still, it teaches well.
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