Datas / horários
24 September 2020 | 29 October 2020 | 19 November 2020 | 21 January 2021 06:30pm
The need to introduce the comic into literature dates from a very long time ago and, still today, laughter is considered as the best remedy for many ills. We have noted how, time and again, comedy has served as a kind of comfort in gloomy times – such as the ones that we are currently living through – and it is sufficiently subversive and disorderly to include biting, and sometimes violent, criticisms of the status quo, asserting itself as the last bastion of freedom against the repression of censorship, whether this is political, social, religious, sexual or moral. This cycle of readings will, therefore, focus on the power of comedy.
Philip Guston, Untitled, 1971 © The Estate of Philip Guston