ENGL 011. Comedy
The course covers a range of comic dramas and comic performances. It will introduce key theories about comedy as a genre and comic performance as a cultural practice. We will also work intensively on expository writing and revision. Likely texts include plays by Plautus, Shakespeare, Wilde, and Churchill, Hollywood romantic comedies, television comedy, and materials on minstrelsy, genre theory and performance studies.
A version of this course has been offered in the past as a First-Year Seminar, English 009G, but this new version is open to any student, without any prerequisite. If you have taken English 009G, you are not able to enroll in English 011.
GATEWAY English Literature
Spring 2018. Johnson.
Spring 2019. Johnson.
Spring 2020. Johnson.
Catalog chapter: English Literature
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/english-literature