This course is to be a sequence to the concept of humour. Irony will be examined in both its linguistic and literary aspects.
Presentation and/research paper.
Muecke, D.: The Compass of Irony.
The definition of irony beginning with Plato's "eironeia" to modern notions of the concept.
Irony and sarcasm as expressed in tone of voice, etc.
Kinds of irony:
meiosis and litotes,
Historical views concerning irony: Greek, Christian, Romantic.
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