Program

Of Mind & Mirth

Friday, April 5: Afternoon

4:00 – 5:30, Parker-Reed Room, SSW Building

John Morreall

HumorWorks Workshop:

“Using Humor in the Classroom”

Friday, April 5: Keynote Address

7:30-9:00, Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

Daniel Dennett

Tufts University

“Reverse Engineering The Funny Bone”

Saturday, April 6: Morning Sesssions

8:30 – 9:15

Coffee

9:15 – 10:00

Session A

Diamiond 121Robert Vuckovich

“Humorous Ambivalence”Session B

Diamiond 122Eva Kort

“A Loving Life: ‘Humor’ and

a Suggestion for an Ethics of Mirth”

10:15 – 11:00

Session A

Diamiond 121Christopher Gontar

“The Falsity of Hurley’s False-Belief

Theory of Humor”Session B

Diamiond 122Christelle Paré

“Francophone Comedy in Quebec:

Tradition or Invasion”

11:15 – 12:00

Session A

Diamiond 121Martin Donougho

“Comedic System – Or why

‘the philosopher’ seems ridiculous”Session B

Diamiond 122Thomas Brommage

“An Inferential Analysis of

Offensive Humor”


 Saturday, April 6: 12:00 – 1:00

Fairchild Room, Dana

Lunch

Saturday, April 6:  Afternoon Sesssions

1:15 – 2:00

Diamiond 121   Lauren Olin

“Comic Disagreement”

2:15 – 3:00

Diamiond 121   Christopher Lauer

“Laughter and Intimacy in the

Evolution of Humor”

3:15 – 4:00

Diamiond 121   Whitley Kaufman

“Does Evolution Have

A Sense of Humor?”

3:15 – 4:00

Coffee

Saturday, April 6: Keynote Address

4:30-6:00, Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

John Morreall

College of William and Mary

“It’s a Funny Thing, Humor”

Saturday, April 6

6:30, Robins Room, Roberts

Conference Banquet

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