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Research Project

Infrastructures for the Comedic

2014 – 2016

Project Summary

The aim of this project was to build pedagogic, critical, and aesthetic infrastructures through which the comic can be engaged as a scene of disturbance, a regime of corporeal technique, and a particular mood within aesthetic forms.

Research Team

Lauren Berlant

Lauren Berlant

George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor

University of Chicago

Lauren Berlant (1957–2021) was a world-renowned scholar who examined what sentimentality means in American culture for gender, sexuality and politics. They sought to define the desires and emotions that compel people to create forms of life that support a sense of belonging, and the complex ways...

Zachary Cahill

Zachary Cahill

Artist, Director of Programs and Fellowships at the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry

Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry

Zachary Cahill is an interdisciplinary artist and the Director of Programs and Fellowships at the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry. His work examines the nature of propaganda, politics, nation-building, religion, and society. Cahill’s practice focuses primarily on a fictional nation, the USSA,...

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