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“Black Laughter Matters”

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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“Black Laughter Matters”

Professor Bambi Haggins


Thursday, April 13, 2017

4:00 PM

303 Humanities Hall


Bambi Haggins (Ph.D. UCLA, 2000) is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of English at Arizona State University. Her work explores race, class, gender and sexuality in American film and television, with a focus on comedy. Haggins received the Katherine Singer Kovács Book Award for her first book, Laughing Mad: The Black Comic Persona in Post Soul America (Rutgers UP 2007). Her work has been published in scholarly journals such as Cinema JournalFlowVelvet Light Trap and Framework, in the popular press including Ms. and The New York Times as well as several edited collections. Haggins was a writer for Showtime’s Why We Laugh: Funny Women and historical consultant/onscreen talent for HBO’s Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (both 2013). Haggins is planning an edited collection, “Television Memoir,” in which scholars discuss the significance of programs, which have personal meaning to them, in the context of US television and popular culture. Her current book project, a spiritual sequel to Laughing Mad, “Black Laughter Matters,” explores Blackness and comedy in the age of Obama.




Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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