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M. Conrad Hyers
Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN 56082-1498)

A Phenomenology of Comedy

To develop a comprehensive theory in a phenomenological study of the prophetic tradition of the Near East elucidating the affinities between the figures of the prophet and the clown-fool, the structure of biblical myths and mythologies of comedy, comic rituals and Jewish and Christian liturgies, the comic hero and medieval "holy fool," etc.

Project fields:
Comparative Literature; History of Religion; Philosophy of Religion

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Total amounts:
$15,026 (approved)
$15,026 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1976 – 12/31/1977