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ADEN 1293 Laughter: A Literary Approach (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

One of the great delights of being fully human arises from an individual’s ability to share in mankind’s infinite capacity for laughter. Course explores relationship between laughter and happiness through the examination of some important sources of laughter in contemporary literature: irony, paradox, wit, absurdity, and satire. This loving reflection on the human condition includes Hassler, Staggerford; Anne Tyler, Breathing Lessons; Russell Baker, Growing Up; Kurt Vonnegut, Jailbird and essays by Lewis Grizzard.


Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17