A funny thing happened on the way to the symposium

“A humour studies researcher walks into a conference …”

Griffith U announces a “laughter symposium” (Southbank campus, September 9) which, “sets out to show that there is laughter in all disciplines of academic research – yes, even yours,” the Australasian Humour Studies Network assures. It’s a warm-up act for its conference, at Griffith U, in February.

Last year’s conference sounds like it was a hoot – with papers on irony in Iran, failed humour in Chinese sitcoms and stand-up comedy as a social corrective (CMM February 2 2018).


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