Academic Laugh Tracks: Reading and Writing Humour Studies

With Jaclyn Rea

In this section of WRDS 150, we will focus on the commonplace but nonetheless complex phenomenon of humour from a number of disciplinary perspectives, including but not limited to psychology, cultural studies and political science.  We will consider how researchers in these disciplines study the effects and functions of humour. More importantly, we will consider how the methods researchers use to study humour shape their writing about it.