Readings in British Literature, chiefly [but not exclusively] from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Studies how modes of verbal and visual humor can inform ideologies, construct social identities, mock deviants and encourage deviance, tell the truth and expell the truth-teller, topple monarchs and enforce social order.
Medieval humor and humours!
18th century satire!
and all the names of your former lovers embroidered on the inside of a pup-tent
George Bernard Shaw
W. H. Auden