Beyond IQ

Parody and Satire 101a

  • 16 Jan 2018
  • 11:00 AM
  • 27 Mar 2018
  • 12:00 PM
  • On Line
  • 14


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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 talents of the students in the class.

This course is intended for students age 13 and up.



Plan for the day

January 16

Definitions and Differences, Exploration of Syllabus, Some early satire

January 23

Fiction: Bored of the Rings, The Wind Done Gone, and more

January 30

Music: Lehrer, PDQ Bach, Anna Russell, Filk, and more

February 6

Movies (tbd)

February 13

Comedians (tbd)

February 20

Cartoonists from Ancient Egypt to the Present

February 27

Poets, Plays, and other Printed Matter

March 6

How to Craft Your Own

March 13

Students' Choice of Topic

March 20

Our own Parodies and Satires!

March 27

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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