HMS-300D Topics in Literary Studies: Satire
2:00 pm – 4:50 pm
DeKalb Hall, 010
Students study satire, a literary mode that blends social criticism with humor and wit to the end that human institutions or humanity may be improved. The range of readings is from Aristophanes’ Lysistrata and Petronius’ The Satyricon, to contemporary fiction and works such as Maus.