27 August 2005

comedy and the christian narrative

I gave a presentation called "Joy Comes in the Morning" during a conference at Baylor University back in April, which I've now put up on my website.

It's not anything particularly original and, after talking to one of the other speakers, I think I also need to further problematize the categories of "comedy" and "tragedy" in light of how the Gospel displaced both as they once functioned in the ancient world. Still, the short presentation might be helpful in some way, though keep in mind that it was intended more as an oral performance than as a written text.