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Dr. Michelle Robinson (American Studies) and Dr. Matt Kotzen (Philosophy) announce the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Humor conference, to take place at UNC-Chapel Hill April 8-9. The conference aims to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue on the topic of humor and will bring together speakers from a variety of academic disciplines including gender studies, African-American studies, anthropology, psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, and law.  The conference also includes a panel discussion among comedic actors, writers, and producers, as well as a Saturday night performance by the longform, musical, theatrical improv group Centralia. The conference is free and open to all; register through the link above.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Humor is supported by the UNC Interdisciplinary Initiatives Fund, the Institute for Arts and Humanities, the UNC Department of American Studies, the UNC Department of History, the UNC Center for the Study of the American South, the UNC Program in Sexuality Studies, the UNC Provost’s Performing Arts Special Activities Fund, the UNC Department of Philosophy, and the Parr Center for Ethics.

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