One of the more influential, and yet subtly complex literary genres is satire. Since it’s a fairly advanced subject to tackle, we’ll be treating this more as an introduction to satire rather than a comprehensive examination.

So, to get our feet wet with satire, here are a few links that you’ll need for class:

And, if you’re willing to dig a little deeper – and definitely a little darker – here’s one of the best short stories you’ll probably ever read. It’s disturbingly satirical, yes, but it’s also macabre and definitely creepy.