The Value of Comedy: A Day Symposium


Session One: Keynotes
Sharon Lockyer, Director of the international Centre for Comedy Studies Research at Brunel University, London
Oliver Double, Director of the Popular and Comic Performance Research Centre at the University of Kent.

Session Two: Papers
A selection of papers representing a combination of academic research and practice about comedy in the context of a range of representations including national, regional and gendered.

Session Three: Presentations and Discussions
Brett Mills, University of East Anglia and Evan Beswick, editor of Fest magazine begins our presentations and discussions of the value of comedy in the creative industries with a focus on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.

Event Details

Location Queen Margaret University
Date & Time Start 11 August 2017
10:00am End 11 August 2017
Cost Free

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