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.
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
We look forward to seeing you!
2017 Hesburgh Lecture Series
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).