Comedy & Satire

Comedy & Satire

Course by George J. Wilkerson at Southern New Hampshire University.

From the Website:

“This course introduces students to an important type of Western literature that is found in almost every genre from drama (Aristophanes, Moliere, Wilde and Shaw) to poetry (Horace, Juvenal, Pope, Byron, and Frost) to stories and novels (Aesop, Chaucer, Voltaire, Gogol, Benson, Waugh and Roth). These authors and many others –including major authors writing today—have developed comedy and satire into an effective literary tool for looking at and critiquing their society. Each instructor will focus on a major period or target of this literature –for example, the Eighteenth Century or contemporary times or the medical, military, religious, or political profession. In all classes the emphasis will be on the differences between comedy and satire, their methods, and their purposes.”

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