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Pranksters, Standups and Fitness Gurus: New Perspectives on Parody

Thursday, February 29 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Knight Hall, Emerson Auditorium
Knight Hall and Bauer Hall, John M. Olin School of Business

Join us for the third event in our series “Reverent Irreverence: Parody, Religion, and Contemporary Politics.”

Assistant Professor Fannie Bialek will moderate a panel discussion after presentations featuring scholars with new work in the realm of parody, religion, and politics: 

  • Jesus and Jest: Comedy and Christianity in the 1960s
    Joshua Wright, Hope College
  • How Standup Made Islam Secular
    Samah Choudhury, Ithaca College
  • In on the Joke: Parody and Religion at SoulCycle
    Cody Musselman, Washington University in St. Louis

This event is free and open to all, no tickets required. General admission seating—first come, first served. Doors will open at 4:00 p.m. We hope you will join us for a reception immediately following the conversation.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Humanities & Society



John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics
Event Contact

Hannah Pierce | rap@wustl.edu

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