CALL. 01.03.2020: [PANEL 5] Laughing with the Gods: Religion in Greek and Roman Satire, Comedy, Epig
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 01/03/2020
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 07-08-09-10/01/2021
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Gods and rituals figure in bawdy jokes, political satire, bad puns, and little poems—all designed to make the listener-reader guffaw. What role did humor play in divine-human relations and ancient religion more broadly? Was is irreligious? A sign of intimacy with the gods? Something else entirely? What theoretical frameworks might one use to explore various comedic literary genres and their employment of gods and rituals for a laugh? How might such sources be understood so that we as scholar can reconstruct ancient religion in a more nuanced way?
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