Tim Moore to participate in online panel on Laughter and Interpretation
The conversation will be focused on laughter and the comic as a political and social action. We explore the role of laughter in interpreting texts from antiquity to the present. We examine laughter as a diachronic mechanism of social cohesion and disruption. Laughter makes strange, while at the same time, it is an invitation for human connection. The speakers question how laughter can be used as a critical, interpretative device, and how we might create a critical take on laughing. Distinction will be made between laughing at versus laughing with.
Featuring: Chrysostomos Stamoulis, Timothy Moore, Pierre Taminiaux, Leslie Frost
Moderator: Eric Gordon