Friday, 28 December
268. Laughter and Social Critique
1:45–3:00 p.m., Ohio, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the Society for German Renaissance and Baroque Literature
Presiding: Caroline Huey, Univ. of Louisiana, Lafayette
1. “Laugh Lines: Erasmus, Breughel, and the Telling of Folk Wisdom,” Stephen A. Donatelli, Princeton Univ.
2. “Was Erasmus Disingenuous toward Luther in His Utilissima Consultatio (1530) ‘On War against the Turks’?” Christoph Steppich, Texas A&M Univ., College Station
3. “Didactic Laughter through the Literary Discourse: Montanus and Kirchhoff as Entertainers and Social Critics,” Albrecht Classen, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson
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