English Drama & Film - Screen Comedy

University College Dublin


Course Name English Drama & Film - Screen Comedy
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code FS20190
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Belfield
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment TRIMESTER: Spring
Application Date 2021-2022 Academic Year
Pre-Registration for September 2021 reopening in August!
Duration Spring Trimester - January to May
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Eligibility Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Course Content

Expand+Academic Year 2021/2022
This module traces screen comedy from the earliest examples found in silent cinema through to its contemporary manifestations in the humorous memes and viral videos that proliferate throughout the Internet. Recent events such...

Subjects Taught Indicative Module Content:
This module will cover themes and genres such as the following:

Comedy Theory
Anarchic Early Comedy
Inventing the Romcom
Introducing the Sitcom
The Nervous Comedy and its Contemporary Successors
Cringe Comedy
Black Comedians and US Screen Comedy
Irishness and the Sitcom Form
Unruly Women on Screen
Comedy and Offence
Number of Credits 5
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