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Comics and Modern Day Minstrels: (Dis)Membering the Chuckle Effect

Date: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Cowee Hall - Troy

Contact: (518) 244- 2237, Department of English and Modern Languages

Sage invites all to attend Rebecca “Beck” Krefting’s upcoming lecture Comics and Modern-Day Minstrels: (Dis)Membering the Chuckle Effect.

Krefting, visting assistant professor of American studies at Skidmore College, is also an author, stand-up comic and improv actress. She is presently revising her dissertation, “Working the Crowd: Enacting Cultural Citizenship through Changed Humor,” into a book. Her research has covered an array of topics including humor, laughter, gender and sexuality, theater, print and visual media and pop culture.

The event is sponsored by the Department of English and Modern Languages.
Call (518) 244-2237 for more information.