Sep 16, 2021  
Fitchburg State University 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 4150 - The American Comic Tradition


3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every fourth semester.

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. LIT

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1200  and satisfactory completion of one 3 cr. literature course at the 2000 or 3000 level, or permission of instructor.



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