Dear Colleagues,

This is a friendly reminder that the next Centre for Comedy Studies Research (CCSR) event is the 
Comedy, Gender and Offence Panel Seminar: 

Wednesday 8th March 2017 4.15pm-6.15pm
Eastern Gateway Building, Room 003a
Brunel University London
Kingston Lane

Comedy, Gender and Offence will examine the roles of comedians and comic discourses in shaping discussions of gender identity and offence in contemporary society; how gender identities shape responses to comedy that draws on gender; the range of responses to comedy that draws on gender; the relationship between comedy and the maintenance, disruption and deconstruction of gender relations with regard to gender groups; the ethical limits for comedians and comic discourses in relation to the comedy of gender; and the relationship between issues of freedom of speech and censorship and comedy that draws on gender.  These topics (and more) will be discussed by a panel of speakers including:

Kate Fox (stand-up poet, comedian, writer and practice-based researcher at the University of Leeds)

Joan Greening (award winning playwright and creator of ITV sitcoms The Cabbage Patch and Troubles and Strife)

Nicole Kypker (Sociology and Communications PhD researcher at Brunel University London)

Andy Medhurst (Senior Lecturer in Media, Film and Cultural Studies and a member of the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence at the University of Sussex)

Lynne Parker (Founder and Chief Executive of Funny Women, award winning producer, performance coach and writer)

Welcomed by 
Lorraine De Souza (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Equality Diversity and Staff Development, Brunel University London)

Chaired by 
Meredith Jones (Reader in Sociology and Communications, Brunel University London)

Please email 
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We are also pleased to announce that we have one 50.00 travel grant available for a low income researcher or PhD student attending this event. Please email Simon Weaver (
[log in to unmask]Friday 3rd March 2017 if you wish to apply. To apply please send a short paragraph (max 250 words) explaining why you wish to attend the panel seminar.
Everyone very welcome. We look forward to you joining us for a lively discussion! 

Best wishes,


Dr Sharon Lockyer
Director, Centre for Comedy Studies Research (CCSR)
Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Communications
Department of Social Sciences, Media and Communications
College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
Brunel University
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Twitter: @Comedy_Studies