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About the Course
A wide-ranging, multi-media examination of satire and parody from the classical world to The Colbert Report.
Dr. David Lavery
Office PH 316A | Office Hours TBA | E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org | Office Phone/Voice-Mail 615-898-5648 | Home Page http//davidlavery.net/
Dr. David Lavery is Director of Graduate Studies and Professor in the English Department at Middle Tennessee State University (1993- ). The recipient of the University's 2006 Distinguished Research Award, he is the author of over one hundred and fifty published essays, chapters, and reviews and the author / co-author / editor / co-editor of twenty-two books, including Joss Whedon, A Creative Portrait From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to The Avengers, TV Goes to Hell An Unofficial Road Map of Supernatural, The Essential Cult Television Reader, and The Essential Sopranos Reader. The co-convener of international conferences on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the work of Joss Whedon and The Sopranos; co-founder of the Whedon Studies Association and its journal Slayage and founding editor of Critical Studies in Television, he has lectured around the world on the subject of television (Australia, Turkey, the UK, Portugal, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany), been a guest/source for the BBC, NPR, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, The New York Times, A Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil), Publica (Portugal), Information (Netherlands), AP, The Toronto Star, USA Today, and from 2006-2008 taught film and television at Brunel University in London. With MTSU's Jane Marcellus, he is the co-convener of an international symposium on Mad Men to be held in New York City in October 2015.
Writing Completion of two of the following [A] xxxxxxxxxxxx; [B] xxxxxxxxxxx; [C] xxxxxxxx; [D] xxxxxxxx; [E] xxxxxxx. Length each 2000 words (MA students)/3,000 words (PhD students) | Weight Each worth 40% of course grade. Due See the course agenda. Submit via the appropriate D2L drop boxes.
Class participation [25% of grade] (1) involvement in class discussion of daily readings; (2) xxxxxxx; (3) xxxxxxxxxxxx; (4) xxxxxx. Nota bene presenters may use any/all of the following in their 10 minute presentations handouts, Power Points/Prezis, audio/video clips.
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Introduction to the Course | Power Point(s): Meeting One
Classical Satire: Aristophanes, Horace, Juvenal, Petronius | Power Point(s): Meeting Two
Moliere | Power Point(s): Meeting Three
Jonathan Swift | Power Point(s): Meeting Four
Candide | Art as
Satire: William Hogarth,
Honoré Daumier, Francisco Goya, James Ensor, Otto
Power Point(s): Meeting
Power Point(s): Meeting Five
Terry Southern/Doctor Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb | Power Point(s): Meeting Six
Mel Brooks | Power Point(s): Meeting Seven
Monty Python | Power Point(s): Meeting Eight
Political Satire: In the Loop/VEEP/Roth's Our Gang/Bulworth | Power Point(s): Meeting Nine
Mel Brooks | Power Point(s): Meeting Ten
The Onion | Power Point(s): Meeting Eleven
Music Parody: Weird Al Yancovic | Power Point(s): Meeting Twelve
The Daily Show | Power Point(s): Meeting Thirteen
11/25/15: Thanksgiving, No Class
Meeting 14 | 11/25/15
The Colbert Report | Power Point(s): Meeting Fourteen