Black Humor and Irony: Modern Literary Experiments
Description from course catalog
- African American humor has historically received little academic study. But the many anthologies of oral humor and the visibility of stand-up comedy invite us to examine the presence and role of humor and irony in African American literature. This course thus centers on a concentrated group of black literary humorists and explores various theories and methods (functional, structural, and cultural) for interpreting their works. Authors we will read include Chesnutt, Hurston, Hughes, Ellison, and Reed. Nature of Interpretation. American, Diversity, Post-1900.
Prerequisites / Notes
- Prerequisite: For complete prerequisites, please refer to the English Program section titled "Introductory Gateway Courses."
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