Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 12:00pm
The Comic Corrective: What Humor Does in Social Movement Art and Spectacle
Thursday, October 10 at 12:00 PM. Fleming Museum at UVM
with Nancy Welch, UVM Professor of English
This talk surveys the wonderfully rowdy and comic artistic production of the Industrial Workers of the World, popularly known as the Wobblies, the radical union movement that emerged in the opening decades of the 20th century to organize predominantly immigrant workers into an effective force against Gilded Age injustice. Though Welch’s focus will be on “Wobbly art,” she will also fast-forward to our new Gilded Age and the enduring presence of Wobbly art and humor in social movements today.