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Subject:

The Value of comedy symposium 11 Aug programme

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"Marshall, Jill" <[log in to unmask]>

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Scottish Media and Communication Association <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:10:06 +0000

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Queen Margaret University is hosting a symposium on Friday 11th August. Please come for the day if you are interested in researching comedy or humour.

This is the URL for the website:  https://thevalueofcomedy.wordpress.com/

It's a free event, but to help us with organisation, please register via our Eventbrite site: https://thevalueofcomedy.eventbrite.com


Friday 11th August Schedule:

10.00 - 10.30    Registration and coffee

10.30 - 11.45   Introduction Philip Drake, Queen Margaret University, Director of the Research Centre for Centre for Communication, Cultural and Media Studies


Keynotes: valuing comedy

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


12.00 - 13.15    Papers: comedy and the representation of regional, gendered and other identities.

Mary Irwin, Northumbria University: "Ah hink it's time for suttin blue n a BAILEYS!" "- Subverting Scottish Male Identities in Gary: Tank Commander.
Daryl Perrins, University of South Wales: Barry Islands in the Stream': Brexit, Heresy, Stereotype and the Welsh Sit-Com.
Kate Fox, University of Leeds: Stand-Up Performance as Resistance and In-Betweenness: class and a stand-up performance auto/ethnography.

Lunch

14.30 -  16.00 Presentations and discussion: Comedy in the creative industries and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Brett Mills, University of East Anglia and Evan Beswick, Fest Magazine: a discussion on the value of reviewing comedy shows
Ben Mallaby, London South Bank University: The economics of the Free Fringe for comedians.
Iain Davie, Napier University, Edinburgh: The Fringe: is it worth it? Our student performers on the Fringe.

followed by a final Round-up of our themes with a glass of wine or Irn Bru.

Contacts for information:

Jill Marshall
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Agata Korecka
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Media, Communications and Performing Arts
Queen Margaret University
Edinburgh
EH21 6UU


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