Studies in Literature and the Mind : Comic Turn of Mind

Course Number: ENGL 170CM
Prerequisites: Writing 2, or 50, or 109, or English 10 or upper-division standing
Advisory Enrollment Information: May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 170AA-ZZ
Quarter: Spring 2013
Instructor: Young, Kay
Day(s): TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Description:

The art form that affirms survival, that makes happiness our business and hope not the gift of the lucky few but a turn of mind to be practiced and pursued is COMEDY. Comedy as a genre, comedy as a practice, comedy as a way of imagining will be the object and its frame of our study.

Primary texts by Aristophanes, Larry David, Billy Wilder, Menander, Shakespeare, Nichols and May.

Theory by: Aristotle, Eco, Freud, Bergson, Frye, and Young.

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Students on the wait-list must attend the first day of lecture/section to enroll in the course. For more information see the English Department Crash Policy.