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ENGS48-50 Satire in Theory and Practice 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
DP in English Language, Literature and Translation
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies

General description

Satire is a critical genre that tests the limits of good taste and freedom of speech. The role of public ridicule in society and the rights of satirists have been debated since antiquity, which has generated an extensive theoretical literature around the topic. The course will include a variety of examples of satire from the Enlightenment to modernism and postmodernism. In addition to literary texts, we will also examine contemporary examples of satire from television, film and new media. After the course, students will be familiar with a number of theoretical approaches to satire and have a grasp of the history of the genre. Assessment: class participation, short presentations, essay.

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Tommi Kakko, Teacher responsible


7-Sep-2015 – 14-Dec-2015
Mon 7-Sep-2015 - 12-Oct-2015 weekly at 12-14, Main building A21
Mon 26-Oct-2015 - 14-Dec-2015 weekly at 12-14, Main building A21