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A MINIMUM of 4 college/university level literature courses at grade B or above (should include no more than one introductory level literature course). Related courses such as civilisation or other interdisciplinary classes, Freshman Year Seminars or composition/creative writing classes/workshops are not considered for admission to this course. Applicants should also note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission. In making admissions decisions preference will be given to students who achieve above the minimum requirement with the typical visiting student admitted to this course having 4 literature classes at grade A. ** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
Although 'comedy' and 'humour' are not words readily associated with this period, Victorian culture was rife with various manifestations of what George Meredith called 'comic spirit'.By adopting a largely chronological approach, this course traces the development of the comic genre from the early Victorian comic prose of Dickens and Thackeray, through to Wildean farce at the fin de siecle.Among the concepts of comedy discussed will be high and low comedy, irony, wordplay, comic songs, satire, black comedy, farce and comedy of manners.Each week, in addition to chosen core material, we will examine a variety of theoretical material relevant to this course.This will include work by writers such as Meredith, Bergson, Freud and Bakhtin, together with more recent critical perspectives on this topic.
College of Humanities and Social Science
School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
This article was published on Feb 24, 2012