This module examines the literary and TV phenomenon of Sex and the City. It places the novel and series within its literary and visual heritage (Breakfast at Tiffany’s). Close analysis of the texts of Sex in the City will follow, using it to chart the political and cultural changes in late 1990s and early 2000 America . Topics such as the representation of female sexuality, work, maternity, the flanneur and the city and women and power will be covered. The module will then examine those novels which followed and chart the contemporary and contested arena of ‘chick lit’ /women’s fiction. It will thus combine an in depth genre analysis with and investigation of the cultural politics of publishing.