To understand another country …

To understand another country …

How much analysis of other countries and cultures, informing both policy and relations with others, gives consideration to what makes them laugh?  Seriously. Trying to understand another country merely by reading its literature results in limited knowledge even when...
Surveying the foolscape

Surveying the foolscape

An invitation by the Australasian Humour Studies Network (AHSN) gave me a welcome opportunity to take stock of the current ‘foolscape’.  Please enjoy this short overview of the Fools Are Everywhere project, along with other updates by members of the...
In praise of folly

In praise of folly

Today’s the day you can be sureYou can’t avoid and shouldn’t ignore,The day that we can all affordto lark about and at last accordOurselves the time to take time outAnd raise a glass and merrily shoutIn praise of Folly, the saucy goddess whoBrings...

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