The 46th Annual Comparative Literature Conference (Day 2): “The Comic Spirit in the Modern Age”

April 11, 2011

Host: Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics

All are welcome to attend the 46th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, which will be held in the Karl Anatol Center on Wednesday, April 13th and Thursday, April 14th.

Day 2: Thursday, April 14th

11:00 am         Session #4: Drawing Funny: Critique of The Popular

Moderated by Nhora Serrano, CSULB

–“Do Metanarratives Kill Innocent Children? Postmodernity and Laughter in South Park’s Stanley’s Cup”

Enrico Vettore, CSULB

–“Wile E. Coyote, Acme, and the Development of Comic Paradox”

Stephen Fleck, CSULB

12:30 pm Session #5: No Laughing Matter: Risks & Contexts

Moderated by Cheryl Goldstein, CSULB

–“Curatorial Laughter”

Edith Doove, University of Plymouth, UK

–“What We Talk About When We Talk About Humor In Poetry”

Patty Seyburn, CSULB

2:00 pm          Plenary Speaker: Ray Lacoste’s “The Comic Spirit: Trivial But Dangerous”

Introduction by Omar Zahzah, CSULB

3:00 pm          Reception (Anatol Patio)

4:00 pm          Performance #2: Interrobang, UCSD

Introduction by Mary Sotnick, CSULB

5:00 pm          Session #6: Film Screening–Comedy in Cine-Motion

Jordan Smith, CSULB

The conference program is available on the Department of Comparative World Literature and  Classics website: