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Special Topics: The Use of Humor

ENGL 355
Spring 2014
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: WRCT 355
Certificates: Writing

In this prose writing workshop, we will explore a variety of ways that humor can be deployed, in works ranging from the obviously comic, such as CÚsar Aira's novel THE LITERARY CONFERENCE (wacky hilarity) to works that might not be thought of as comic, such as Lynne Tillman's NO LEASE ON LIFE (jokes as a formal element in an otherwise grim fictional landscape), and Wayne Koestenbaum's HUMILIATION (a serious meditation with many funny examples and an antic voice). Other readings by Donald Barthelme, Renee Gladman, David Rakoff, Mary Robison, and Lynne Tillman. Students may write fiction or nonfiction; humor is optional.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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