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Humor and Mental Illness

Here’s another report from the Humanities Research Seminar on the topic of humor.  In this installment, Kim Ivey, a graduate student in Anthropology, considers the ways in which humor might be used to help better understand and event treat mental... MORE

Humor and the Everyday

This week we continue our series of reports from the Humanities Research Seminar on the topic of humor.  Here, TU student Tracy Kinealy explores contemporary television shows that seek to transform the everyday into something funny and use funny things... MORE

Faculty Spotlight: Kristen Oertel

The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities will periodically feature the work done by TU’s distinguished faculty.  We begin this new blog series with a look at a new book on Harriet Tubman by Dr. Kristen Oertel. “I was conductor of... MORE

Five Questions with Novelist Maya Lang

As part of this year’s annual Bloomsday celebrations, the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities in cooperation with the James Joyce Quarterly is delighted to welcome novelist Maya Lang to Tulsa.  Her first book, The Sixteenth of June, draws on Joyce’s... MORE

Research Seminar on Humor Call for Applications

“Humor is just another defense against the universe.” — Mel Brooks Humor is a nearly universal human trait, yet it remains strangely difficult to define, or explain. Looking askance at any attempt to make sense of it, E.B. White wrote... MORE