Hall Center For The Humanities


Bruce Hayes
French & Italian

Castigating Comedy: Polemical Humor Before and during the French Wars of Religion
Seminars : Resident Fellows Seminar

Wed., Feb. 26, 2014, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Open to faculty, staff, & graduate students. Lunch provided. RSVP by February 19 to hallcenter@ku.edu
Location: Hall Center Seminar Room

Hayes will explore both regionally and historically (1534 to 1572) the ideological and propagandistic uses of comedy and humor during this turbulent time in France's history. The intent of this study is to establish connections between humor and violence, showing how the former can serve as a contributing factor to the latter, as well as demonstrating how humor comes to be viewed with great suspicion during this period of religious strife.

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