English 100

Junior Seminar: Satire

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
5 Spring 2007 Picciotto, Joanna M
Picciotto, Joanna
MW 4-5:30 109 Wheeler
Other Readings and Media

Petronius: The Satyricon; Etherege, G.: The Man of Mode; Addison J. and R. Steele: The Spectator; Haywood, E.: The Female Spectator; Pope, A.: The Poems of Alexander Pope; Swift, J.: The Writings of Jonathan Swift; Gay, J.: The Beggar's Opera; Scriblerus, M.: Memoirs; Hogarth, W.: Engravings of Hogarth; Rees, D.: Get Your War On. Along with secondary literature, course reader will include writings by Horace, Juvenal, Mary Wortley Montagu, Kevin Davies, and others.


"We will explore England?s ""age of satire"" and the secondary literature on its generative tropes: discovery, exposure, magnification, correction. In the final two weeks of the semester, we?ll investigate contemporary experiments in satire. Students will write one short essay and a final paper. "

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