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2017 Hesburgh Lecture Series

Why do we tell and enjoy jokes? How are the most complex jokes structured? This presentation, which includes a number of jokes, analyzes the greatness and limits of Freud’s theory of jokes and then explores the ways in which jokes play with various kinds of paradoxes. Click here to see an earlier version of this lecture on Youtube!

Presenting: Mark W. Roche, Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Professor of German Language and Literature, Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6PM

The Dodig Family Coop in Brennan Hall

University of Toronto St. Michael's College
81 St. Mary Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1J4

Parking on St. Mary Street or behind the Kelly Library, which is a building a short walk from the lecture venue (113 St Joseph St, Toronto, ON M5S 3C2).

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