Dec 01, 2021  
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 4150 - The American Comic Tradition


3 cr. 3 hr.

The course will stress the development of what is a conspicuously American type of humor. The course begins with the quintessential American humorist and satirist, Mark Twain and then explores a range of comic genres and themes, from black comedy to feminist humor, that continue to enliven our national popular culture in many media. This course explores the writings and career of Mark Twain, and humorists who share the Twain legacy, including American film comedy and stand-up comics. L

Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite for all 4000-level literature courses is satisfactory completion of one 3-credit literature course at the 2000- or 3000-level, or permission of instructor.



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