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Clark to Host Lecture on Rise of Donald Trump

Monday, March 20, 2017

 

The Rise of Donald Trump to be discussed at Clark

Clark University communication studies professor Judith Yaross Lee will host a lecture on American humor and the rise of Donald Trump. 

The lecture titled “Brother Jonathan Runs for President: American Humor, Vernacular Values and the Rise of Trump,” will take place on Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Higgins Lounge. 

The lecture is free and open to the public. 

During the lecture, Lee will consider how almost 200 years of spoof campaigns in cartoon, video, newspaper features, and other formats highlight values and visions always at stake in the presidential race, but also in the candidacy of Donald Trump. 

Judith Yaross Lee 

Lee serves as Professor of Rhetoric & Public Culture and director of Honors Tutorials in Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communications. She has published four university press books, an award-winning encyclopedia of American regional culture, and four dozen peer reviewed articles in interdisciplinary journals and edited volumes, and secured grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ohio Humanities Council, and other sources for research on American culture. Professor Lee also serves as editor for Studies in American Humor, a scholarly journal published by the American Humor Studies Association.

Lee’s newest book, “Twain’s Brand: Humor in Contemporary American Culture,” shows how recent American humor in many media—from contemporary fiction, stand-up comedy, and television satire to comic strips, graphic novels, and animated cartoons–offers insights into the post-industrial culture created by the information economy.

 

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