Literature and Comedy

Matthew Sharpe
Comedy and literature
4-5.30pm in ib3.307
Wednesday May 5

Following our discussion of Hamlet and tragedy, this week the Deakin Philosophical Society will discuss comedy. Matthew Sharpe will lead the discussion.

The meeting will be based around two readings. The first is an excerpt from Alenka Zupančič's (2007, pp. 200-211 inclusive) The Odd One In: On Comedy; the second is a paper by Matt and serves an as introduction to what Zupančič is talking about, and the position from which she is speaking. In his presentation, Matt will also link up some of this material to other attempts to understand comedy.

The title of the Zupančič excerpt translates from the German as (approximately) 'Where is the phallus going in today's times?'


Dylan Nickelson,
President, Deakin Philosophical Society

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