[PAST EVENT] Faculty Lecture Series: "What's So Funny? The Nature and Value of Humor"

October 2, 2012
Sadler Center, Chesapeake Rooms
200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Up until the 20th century, humor got no respect in society. The kid with the musical talent was sent to the music room, the one with a flair for art to the art room, but the kid with a good sense of humor was sent to the principal's office.

Humor - once viewed negatively and condemned - is actually healthy and has real medical, psychological and social benefits. Scholars, such as Chair and Professor of Religious Studies John Morreall, have explored what humor is and why it's valuable.

A fair warning to those attending the lecture. You're sure to learn a lot - and laugh, too.

Tickets are not required but due to limited space the university asks that anyone planning to attend {{http://www.wm.edu/lecture/,please RSVP}}.