About Me

Having recently completed my PhD in comedy and extremity, I am interested in ways of taking the project further. This website is one platform for doing that.

Recent work includes:

‘Is Comedy Art?’ panel discussion as part of the Beyond a Joke programme at Leicester Comedy Festival, February 2021
https://comedy-festival.co.uk/beyond-a-joke/

Contributions to The Skinny magazine:
Interview with Rosie Jones and Tim Renkow
Twitter and comedy
A review of Hannah Gadsby’s show, Douglas

Journal articles:
‘Comic License in Contemporary African American Visual Art’, Comedy Studies, Spring 2020, https://doi.org/10.1080/2040610X.2020.1729487

“A little theatrical but mostly athletic”: The mutable erotics of Miranda July’s The First Bad Man‘. Cogent Arts & Humanities, Vol.3, No.1, 2016. DOI: 10.1080/23311983.2016.1256115

‘Miranda July: Interrupting the conventions of the personal’. Notes on Metamodernism, 24 Nov 2014.

Book reviews:
Joking about Jihad: Comedy and Terror in the Arab World by Gilbert Ramsay and Moutaz Alkheder. Studies in American Humor, 2021, Vol.7, No.1, p.240-243
https://doi.org/10.5325/studamerhumor.7.1.0240

Humour. Terry Eagleton. New Haven: Yale, 2019. 178 pp. Studies in American Humor, 2020, Vol.6, No. 2, p.355-358
https://doi.org/10.5325/studamerhumor.6.2.0355

Humour in the Arts, New Perspectives. Edited by Vivienne Westbrook and Shun-liang Chao. New York: Routledge, 2019. 230 pp. Studies in American Humor, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2020.
DOI: 10.5325/studamerhumor.6.1.0221
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/studamerhumor.6.1.0221


Contact me at emmalmsullivan@gmail.com