The CCSR was delighted to be an invited sponsor of a plenary session at the 27th International Humor Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies at Holy Names University, Oakland, California. The session provided interesting and entertaining cross-cultural analyses of the role, position and impact of women in stand-up (or sit-down) comedy in Japan, America and Britain. Speakers and titles of papers during this session were:
Dr Kimie Oshima (Kanagawa University, Japan) Japanese Traditional Sit-Down Comedy
Professor Regina Barreca (University of Connecticut, USA)The Best Stand-Ups Stand Up for Something: The Politics of Trouble making Funny Women
Dr Sharon Lockyer (Brunel University London, UK) Women Matter in British Stand-Up Comedy
This was a very well-attended session and a fantastic finish to the 2014-15 academic year.