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Thursday, 7:00–8:15 p.m., 5C, ACC

The Cultural and Rhetorical Work of Stand-Up Comedy

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A special session. Presiding: Steven Kapica, Northeastern Univ.

1. “Modeling Self-Reflection in Stand-Up: Bill Burr’s Social Commentary,” Dale Tracy, Royal Military Coll.

2. “‘Yeah, but You Raped Women’: Hannibal Buress’s Post-Civil-Rights Comedic Sensibility,” Brandon Manning, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas

3. “Last Words, Revised: Humor, Trauma, and Intimacy in Tig Notaro’s Live and Amy Hempel’s Tumble Home,” Lynne Beckenstein, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

For papers, rationale, and multimedia, visit rhetoricomedia.wordpress.com after 5 Dec.

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