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Comedy, Gender and Offence

The Centre for Comedy Studies Research (CCSR) is delighted to invite you to its next Beyond a Joke: Comedy, Identity and Offence panel seminar on Comedy, Gender and Offence:

Comedy, Gender and Offence will examine the roles of comedians and comic discourses in shaping discussions of gender identity and offence in contemporary society; how gender identities shape responses to comedy that draws on gender; the range of responses to comedy that draws on gender; the relationship between comedy and the maintenance, disruption and deconstruction of gender relations with regard to gender groups; the ethical limits for comedians and comic discourses in relation to the comedy of gender; and the relationship between issues of freedom of speech and censorship and comedy that draws on gender.  These topics (and more) will be discussed by a panel of speakers including:

Kate Fox (stand-up poet, comedian, writer and practice-based researcher at the University of Leeds)

Joan Greening (award winning playwright and creator of ITV sitcoms The Cabbage Patch and Troubles and Strife)

Nicole Kypker (Sociology and Communications PhD researcher at Brunel University London)

Andy Medhurst (Senior Lecturer in Media, Film and Cultural Studies and a member of the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence at the University of Sussex)

Lynne Parker (Founder and Chief Executive of Funny Women, award winning producer, performance coach and writer)

Welcomed by 
Lorraine De Souza (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Equality Diversity and Staff Development, Brunel University London)

Chaired by 
Meredith Jones (Reader in Sociology and Communications, Brunel University London)

Please email 
Comedy.Studies@brunel.ac.uk to reserve your place.