ENL 351: Comedy Writing

Prerequisite:Major in English and ENL 260; or Minor in Writing, Rhetoric and Communication and ENL 264, 265, 266 or 260; or Minor in Communication and ENL 264, 265, 266 or 260; or LAR-BA

An advanced course on the subject of comedy writing. Students will study the techniques of successful comedy - voice, timing, exaggeration, introspection, and social commentary - by analyzing a variety of genres, from satire to personal essay, to stand-up. Using writers and performers like Jonathan Swift, David Sedaris, Nora Ephron, Louis C.K. and Richard Pryor as models, students will investigate the role of comedy in cultural discourse, while also crafting and editing their own original pieces, both written and performed.

2023 Spring
Class#SctTypeSeatsUnits
12519 01 Seminar 20 3.00
Days Start End
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 11:00 AM EST 11:50 AM EST
Instructor: Lucas Mann Class status:
Prerequisite:Major in English and ENL 260; or Minor in Writing, Rhetoric and Communication and ENL 264, 265, 266 or 260; or Minor in Communication and ENL 264, 265, 266 or 260; or LAR-BA
Enrollment Section
Class instruction mode: In Person