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The Satirical Imagination
COL 117
Spring 2007
Section: 01  

This course will explore the long tradition of satire: literature dedicated to exposing folly, hypocrisy, and human error, and to holding them up for ridicule. We will focus on the history of satire (its evolution from ancient ritual curses to The Onion); its rhetoric and grammar (irony, invective, humor); and its moral and political uses and implications. We will consider satire in relation to comedy and tragedy, to obscenity and censorship, and to caricature and parody. Throughout the course we will return to the central question that satire asks: is there hope for improvement, or is the human condition beyond remedy?

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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