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FYS423 - Humor and Laughter in Literature and Visual Media

General

Subject code

FYS

Course Number

423

Instructor(s)

J. Kazecki

Course Long Title

Humor and Laughter in Literature and Visual Media

Description

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]

Writing Credit

W1

GEC This Course Belongs To

-

Class Restriction

Exclude Sophomores, Exclude Juniors, Exclude Seniors