ENG 39095 Special Topics in Literary History: Humor in European Literature of the Renaissance | Kent State University

ENG 39095 Special Topics in Literary History: Humor in European Literature of the Renaissance

Course Name: ENG 39095 Special Topics in Literary History: Humor in European Literature of the Renaissance

Description: This course will study the theory of 'humor' as one mode of expression of deeper cultural/political conflicts. Different forms of parody, satire, irony, grotesque, and physical comedy will also be surveyed. The texts will explore literature during the renaissance period beyond Italy and into England, France, and Spain. The texts to be studied may include Praise of Folly, Orlando Furioso, Gargantua and Pantagruel, Lazarillo de Tormes, The Heptameron, Much Ado About Nothing, and Don Quixote.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: ENG 21011