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 2015
Instructor: Young, Kay
Day(s): MW
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Location: WEBB 1100
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.