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

A Phenomenology of Comedy

Development of a new philosophical appraoch to and interpretation of human existence from the standpoint of the comic spirit and perspective. The underlying concern is to focus upon the peculiar combination of seriousness and laughter which defines humanity, and to develop a comprehensive theory which will take into account the many levels of the comic. Interprets the meaning of the comic in four cultural contexts--primitive, Western, Hindu, Buddhist--by means of critical instances and typical examples.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$9,500 (approved)
$9,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1970 – 6/30/1971