THE VALUE OF COMEDY: A DAY SYMPOSIUM
DATE: Friday, 11 August 2017
LOCATION: Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
TIME: 10am – 4pm.
Session 1: Keynotes
Sharon Lockyer, Director of the international Centre for Comedy Studies Research at Brunel University London
Oliver Double, Director of the Popular and Comic Performance Research Centre at the University of Kent
Session 2: Papers
A selection of papers representing a combination of academic research and practice about comedy in the context of a range of representations including national, regional and gendered.
Session 3: Presentations and discussion
Brett Mills, University of East Anglia and Evan Beswick, editor of Fest magazine begin our presentations and discussions of the value of comedy in the creative industries with a focus on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.
This is a free event. Please register to attend via https://thevalueofcomedy.eventbrite.com where there are additional details of how to book rooms in Queen Margaret’s accommodation (limited places available). More details of the event are available on https://thevalueofcomedy.wordpress.com/
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