But Is It Funny?

Comedy Studies special : guest panelists consider some of the biggest questions in comedy

November 18, 2021 Season 1 Episode 9
But Is It Funny?
Comedy Studies special : guest panelists consider some of the biggest questions in comedy
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Hosted by Suchandrika Chakrabarti

Featuring:

Sharon Lockyer

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/sharon-lockyer

Sophie Quirk

https://www.kent.ac.uk/arts/people/536/quirk-sophie

Anja Karlsson

https://www.gu.se/en/about/find-staff/anjafranckkarlsson

LINKS

What can comedy achieve in the context of repression and violence? Can the meme save us?

https://www.blogalstudies.com/post/what-s-so-funny-about-a-military-coup-how-generation-z-is-trolling-the-myanmar-army

What’s so funny in Afghanistan?

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0962629817304109

Smiling while being arrested

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCIasDCtm7A&ab_channel=AJ%2B

Myanmar coup: Pools and princesses as protesters go all out

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/56006324

Laughing through lockdown

https://theconversation.com/laughing-through-lockdown-why-comedy-is-important-in-times-of-crisis-160905

Sometimes a Milkshake Is Just a Milkshake

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/milkshake-thrown-nigel-farage-nothing-new/590317/

Laughing at power: Humor, transgression, and the politics of refusal in Palestine

https://ideas.repec.org/a/sae/envirc/v38y2020i3p387-404.html

Joking: uses and abuses of humour in the Election campaign

http://www.electionanalysis.uk/uk-election-analysis-2019/section-8-personality-politics-and-popular-culture/joking-uses-and-abuses-of-humour-in-the-election-campaign/


Women, comedy and power

https://getofflivecomedy.co.uk/

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/rosie-jones-question-time-trolling-ableist-abuse-bbc-b959464.html

https://www.pastemagazine.com/comedy/live-comedy/comedy-isnt-accessible-enough/

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09687599.2015.1106402


Comedy in academia

Palgrave Studies in Comedy

https://www.springer.com/series/14644

Centre for Comedy Studies Research

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/Networks-and-Labs/Comedy-Studies-Research

PLUS

https://guiltyfeminist.com/

https://www.marieclaire.co.uk/entertainment/deborah-frances-white-685021

Topic 1 - What can comedy achieve in the context of oppression and violence?
Topic 2 - How has the position of women changed in comedy?
Topic 3 -Why has comedy evolved into something that's deemded 'worth of study' in academia?