Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Salford Symposium: "Transgression, Creativity, and The Comedy Business" (17/3)


Transgression, Creativity, and The Comedy Business

How do comedic transgression and creativity play their part in the business of comedy?

Monday 17th March 2014, 10am-4.15pm

Digital Performance Lab
University of Salford
Media City UK, Salford Quays, M50 2EQ

Comedy often broaches the most fraught issues in our lives and cultures, standards of gender performance, types of sexuality, social, ethnic and cultural difference transgressing boundaries as it seeks to create laughter. Yet comedy has been intrinsically important in the development, influence and impact of radio, film and television and its importance for these media industries and its role in their construction of our cultural landscape are clearly linked.

The Salford Comedy Symposium features presentations by Dr Sharon Lockyer,  (Brunel University), Dr David Huxley and Dr David James (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Dr Sarah Ralph (UEA). The event includes a performance by Ridiculusmus of ‘Conversation About Comedy’.


Please contact: Richard Talbot - r.talbot@salford.ac.uk to book.

Salford University has hosted and co-hosted Comedy Conferences since 2005 and the Comedy Studies journal, published by Intellect has emerged from this.

On the same day at 7.30pm in the Robert Powell Theatre Ridiculsumus will present their new production, The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland (Tickets are £5 - contact Richard Talbot, see below). See http://www.ridiculusmus.com. The event also coincides with the Salford University Comedy Showcase and performances by students on the BA (Hons) Performance: Comedy Practices Pathway.


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