25 May 2001
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Andrew Robertshaw, Pierre Purseigle, Dr Jean-Yves Le Naour, Tony O’Brien, Mark Bryant, Dr Chris Lloyd, Professor Christie Davies, Dr Corinna Peniston-Bird

Regent Street campus
  • Andrew Robertshaw, National Army Museum London: “‘Irrepressible Chirpy Cockney Chappies?’ Humour as an aid to survival”.
  • Pierre Purseigle, Université de Toulouse: “Mirroring societies at war: pictorial humour in the British and French popular press during the Great War”
  • Dr Jean-Yves Le Naour, Université de Toulouse: « Du rire et des larmes: nécessité et culpabilité du rire dans la France en guerre»
  • Tony O’Brien, University of Hull: “‘Laugh? I nearly died’. A comparative study of humour and ideology in Gaspard and Le Feu
  • Mark Bryant, freelance writer and researcher: “Crusader, White Rabbit, or Organ-Grinder’s Monkey? Leslie Illingworth and the British Political Cartoon in World War Two”
  • Dr Chris Lloyd, University of Durham: “Comic Songs in the Occupation”
  • Professor Christie Davies, University of Reading: on “Humour as a non-strategy in war”
  • Dr Corinna Peniston-Bird, University of Lancaster Professor Penny Summerfield, University of Manchester: “‘Hey, you’re dead!’: The multiple uses of humour in representations of British national defence in the Second World War”

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