Reading Group: Bergson on Laughter

2 May

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Tomorrow (May 2nd) we will be continuing our discussion of humor and comedy with Bergson’s Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic.

This week’s text:

  • 5/2 – Bergson, Henri. Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic, Chapters 1-2.

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Bloomfield Crazy Mocha (4525 Liberty Ave).

Need more: check out this interesting examination of laughter: LINK

As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole spring, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.


  • None this week

OTHER NEWS:61667621

Ever wondered how much we have really covered in reading group? Check out the new link that includes a (nearly) comprehensive list of every text that has been covered by the reading group since its inception a few years ago. LINK HERE


Dr. Fred Evans’ keynote from (un)commons: theory and public space is now available on youtube and our video page. Check it out!


Upcoming in Get It?! Continental Philosophy and Humor


5/2 – Bergson, Henri. Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic, Chapters 1-2.

5/9 – Morreall, John. Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor, Chapters 1-2.

5/16 – Parvulescu, Anca. Laughter: Notes on a Passion. Chapter 4.

5/23 – Davis, Diane. Breaking Up at Totality, 104-115.

5/30 – Zupancic, Alenka. The Odd One In: On Comedy, “Structural Dynamics and Temporality of the Comical.”

6/6 – Pound, Marcus. “Comic Subjectivity- Žižek and Zupančič’s Spiritual Work of Art.”

Pdfs HERE.

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