July 2010 Lectures by Emeritus Professor Christie Davies

Sociology, University of Reading, President, International Society for Humor Studies 2008-10

  • SYDNEY GUEST LECTURE in collaboration with University of Sydney English Dept Friday Seminar Series, on “How and why joke cycles change as they move between countries, including Australia”, Friday 2 July 2010 3.00pm to 5.00pm, Rogers Room (N397) Woolley Building, University of Sydney.
  • ADELAIDE GUEST LECTURE on "Mind over Matter: A new universal model of stupidity jokes embracing blondes and analysing power", Wednesday 30 June 2010, 2.00pm to 3.00pm, at the Flinders Humanities Research Centre, Flinders University.
  • Christie Davies is the author of “The Mirth of Nations” (Transaction, 2002) and “Jokes and their Relation to Society” (Mouton de Gruyter, 1998) and many other studies of international joke-cycles.