American Studies | Bugs Bunny: American Folk Icon
A202 | 13895 | Aldred


Few fictional characters are as broadly recognizable as Bugs Bunny.
However, recent examinations have moved to examine Bugs as more than
simply a neutral childhood amusement, instead recognizing his
position as an American trickster figure.  This course proposes to
use the tools of folklore to examine the ways in which Bugs Bunny
reflects a number of important issues in American Studies including
issues of identity, worldview and history.  This course will include
the viewing and analysis of individual cartoons in class as well as
independent written analysis by students.