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A two-day symposium, "Aristophanic Laughter: How Was/Is Old Comedy Funny?", will be held at King's College London on July 3rd-4th 2017. Despite all the work of the last few decades on Aristophanic Politics, Paratragedy, Ritual and Stagecraft, theoretical analyses of the mechanics of eliciting laughter in historically specific audiences of Old Comedy--audiences ancient or modern, western or global-village, masculine, feminine or gender-fluid--remain under-evolved.
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 24/12/2016
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 03-04/07/2017
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: King's College, London (England)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Edith Hall
Exciting proposals to explore this question from the perspectives of Neuroscience, Psychology, Anthropology, Ethnology, Ethology, the Sociology of Alcohol Consumption, Comparative Linguistics, Philosophy (e.g. 'Superiority' and 'Incongruity' theories) and Performance Reception are particularly welcome. Symposiasts already confirmed include Nick Lowe, Mario Telo, Natalia Tsoumpra, Rosie Wyles, Helen Eastman and Ian Ruffell. Please send abstracts to the convenor, email@example.com, by 24th December 2016.