Public Humanities Hub – “George Luks, Mark Twain and the Comic Grotesque”

Wednesday January 8, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


How does the other half laugh?

“George Luks, The Yellow Kid, and the Comic Grotesque”

A public talk by Dr. Jean Lee Cole (Loyola University Maryland)

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

4 – 5 pm

Buchanan Tower, room 323

1873 East Mall


Mark your calendars for a talk about comics early in the new year: Dr. Jean Lee Cole, Professor and Faculty Director of Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship at Loyola University Maryland, will be giving a talk, “George Luks, The Yellow Kid, and the Comic Grotesque” at UBC Vancouver.

Dr. Cole will be drawing on her new book, How the Other Half Laughs: The Comic Sensibility in American Literature, 1895-1920, in which she analyzes visual and literary humor about ethnicity at the turn of the 20th century.

Co-sponsored by UBC Department of English, Department of History, Public Humanities Hub Vancouver, and SFU Department of English.