2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Mar 30, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 255 - Comedy


This course will survey the richness of American and European comedy from ancient Greek and Roman drama through Theater of the Absurd to the contemporary television sitcom. Students will read, interpret, and apply theories of comedy from Aristotle to Henri Bergson to Larry David. Readings may include: Aristophanes, Plautus, Shakespeare, Moliere, Wilde, Synge, Beckett, Ionesco (and others).

Prerequisite: a 100-level literature course
1 semester 3 credits.
Fall and Spring