FYS423 - Humor and Laughter in Literature and Visual Media
Course Long Title
Humor and Laughter in Literature and Visual Media
What is humor? How do we define what is funny? Is humor a universal phenomenon that works across cultures and different generations of readers and film viewers, or is it place- and time-specific? In this seminar students discuss various manifestations, strategies, and functions of humor in selected literary and visual narratives and they consider existing theories of humor and laughter. Open to students with a sense of humor.
Modes of Inquiry
Analysis and Critique [AC]
GEC This Course Belongs To
Exclude Sophomores, Exclude Juniors, Exclude Seniors