Beyond IQ

Parody and Satire 102

  • 08 Sep 2017
  • 01 Dec 2017
  • 12 sessions
  • 08 Sep 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 15 Sep 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 22 Sep 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 29 Sep 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 06 Oct 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 13 Oct 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 20 Oct 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 27 Oct 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 03 Nov 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 10 Nov 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • 17 Nov 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • 01 Dec 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EST)
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Josh Shaine, instructor

It was the best of courses, it was the worst of courses. In this class, we will read original works of fiction and poetry and the pieces that make fun of them or turn them on their heads. We will read pieces that are mocking entire genres. We will watch films that spoof more famous films and listen to music that skewers everything from specific pieces to entire periods. And we will look at cartoons and how they describe the petty foibles of humans through caricature. Along the way, we will attempt to write our own pieces of parody and satire and maybe even make a cartoon or film, depending on how ambitious we are feeling! Among works we may use are The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, The Brand X Anthologies of Poetry and Prose, The Daily Show, In Like Flint, Blazing Saddles, and many others, depending on the tastes, times, and abilities of the students in the class.

NOTE: While the syllabus is the same as P & S 101, specific material will be different if there are students who take both courses.

This course is intended for students age 13 and up.



Plan for the day

September  8

Definitions and Differences, Exploration of Syllabus, Some early satire

September 15


September 22


September 29


October  6


October 13

Poets and other Printed Matter:

October 20

Musicians: Borge, Lehrer, Dr. Demento

October 27

Fiction and other Printed Matter

November 3


November 10

Musicians: Anna Russell,
PDQ Bach, Filk

November 17

Our own Parodies and Satires!

November 24

Thanksgiving - No Class

December 1 More of our own Parodies and Satires!

December 8 Potential make-up day

All times are U.S. East Coast.

Students will have access to a recording of each class the day after it runs.

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