Ian Brodie: Stand-up Comedy: A Folkloristic Approach

The Department of Ethnology, CUFA, cordially invites everyone interested to a lecture by Ian Brodie (Associate Professor in Folklore, Cape Breton University, Canada):

The lecture will cover Prof. Brodie’s academic work on stand-up comedy and how to approach it from a folklore standpoint: namely, that by being rooted and, in many ways, by emulating the forms of talk that occur in small group contexts, verbal art and verbal play that is more a dialogue heavily weighted towards one speaker than it is a monologue, folklore is the natural discipline for its examination. But the contexts of professional stand-up – really, the professionalization of small talk – create complexities to where it is not a simple correlation.
(The photo features Scott Belford and is courtesy of Ian Brodie).

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20. 11. 2018 14:10 - 15:45
Faculty of Arts, Celetná 20, Prague 1 (Room C138)
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