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HMN3010 What's So Funny?
Credit Points: 15

This unit examines laughter as an essential component of cultural production and human experience through the study of philosophical, literary, visual and filmic texts. Students investigate the way in which throughout history different forms of comedy, such as the “bawdy”, the “absurd” and the “comedy of manners”, reflect the society in which they are produced. This unit examines the relationships between aesthetics and ethics, asking how and why some texts are funny, and the way marginal cultural identities can both use humour to establish cultural agency, and be used by humour to become the “butt” of the joke.

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Y69Bachelor of Arts
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013