Humor and irony constitute an essential element of European literature and art. In the twentieth century, they have been frequently used by writers, poets and artists in order to reflect upon the struggles of mankind and the turmoil of history. Moreover, they have often  entailed  a critical perspective towards both political power and established cultural and artistic traditions.

This workshop will stress the diversity of the forms and genres through which humor and irony have been expressed as a creative force. It will include the study of fiction, poetry, theater as well as the visual arts in the various cultures of the old continent.

Please submit a 350–500 word abstract to Aurelia Roman, at:

Chair: Dr. Aurelia Roman
Georgetown University, USA

Workshop: Humor and Irony as Tools of Critique Resistance in European Literature and the Arts 

​​​​​​2016 ISSEI conference 

The University of Lodz, Poland