Lampooning London: Satire in the City
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HLW230
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
What is the course about?
Satire is vital to making sense of a mad world - and London is very good at it. From pricking the pomposity of politicians & ridiculing the rakish to lambasting the ludicrous, London has some of the best examples of these vicious vignettes.
Using literature, poetry, plays & above all caricature & cartoons, this course looks at the history of satire in London & examines some of the stories behind the jokes.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Week 1: introduction & the 18th Century
Week 2: the 19th Century
Week 3: the 20th Century
Week 4: satire today & tomorrow.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Understand and discuss the cultural history of satirising London in key literary and visual sources.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
An interest in the cultural history of London.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other courses in London history . Please see the City Lit website.