Beyond IQ

Parody and Satire 101

  • 10 Jul 2017
  • 16 Aug 2017
  • 12 sessions
  • 10 Jul 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
  • 12 Jul 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
  • 17 Jul 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
  • 19 Jul 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
  • 24 Jul 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
  • 26 Jul 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
  • 31 Jul 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
  • 02 Aug 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
  • 07 Aug 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
  • 09 Aug 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
  • 14 Aug 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
  • 16 Aug 2017, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
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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 Bored of the Rings, The Wind Done Gone, The Brand X Anthologies of Poetry and Prose, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Dark Star, and many others, depending on the tastes, times, and abilities of the students in the class.


This course is intended for students age 13 and up. Times are U.S. East Coast.

Syllabus


Date

Plan for the day

July 10

Definitions and Differences, Exploration of Syllabus, Some early satire

July 12

Fiction

July 17

Movies

July 19

Comedians

July 24

Cartoonists

July 26

Poets and other Printed Matter:

July 31

Musicians: Borge, Lehrer, PDQ Bach,
Dr. Demento

August 2

Fiction and other Printed Matter

August 7

Movies, including Peter Sellers –
from the BBC to Being There

August 9

Musicians: Flanders and Swan,
Hoffnung, Weird Al, Filk

August 14

Our own Parodies and Satires!

August 16

More of our own Parodies and Satires!

August 21

Potential make-up day



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