04-15 Joy, Jokes, and Amusement

Friday, November 03, 8:30 am–10:00 am
Parlor C

This live event will not be recorded.

Chair: Ian Brodie (Cape Breton University)

8:30 am
Tracing the roots of vernacular expression. The amusement mail as a written message and a social act in the organizational culture of the early 20th century Finland.
Asta Alina Sutinen (University of Helsinki)

9:00 am
What Should be Done with the Dirty Joke
Elliott Oring (California State University, Los Angeles, emeritus)

9:30 am
Oh Joy: A (Personal) Essay on Folk Aesthetics and Motivation
Ian Brodie (Cape Breton University)

Assembled Panel