2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Nov 28, 2023  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 144 - Mona Lisas and Madhatters: The Art of Comedy

This course introduces students to the genre of comedy in the Western tradition, from its ancient origins in Greek culture to the 21st century.  While dramatic comedy is emphasized, consideration also will be given to its manifestations in fiction and other media.  Authors read may include Aristophanes, Plautus, Terence, Shakespeare, Jonson, Congreve, Sheridan, Wilde, Synge, and Stoppard.

As a complement to departmental offerings in other genres (tragedy, romance, epic, short story, and gothic), this course satisfies both VE and the Genre (C-2) requirement for undergraduate English majors.


Prerequisites: IDND 018   or VE Placement

Course Designation/Attribute: VE

Anticipated Terms Offered: Periodically