Humor in Creative Writing Topic of EC Presentation
march 1 - 7:30 pm - cerf center
Eureka College assistant professor of creative writing Zeke Jarvis will present “What's So Funny?: Teaching Humor in Creative Writing" at 7:30 p.m. March 1 in the Cerf Center at Eureka College. A reception will follow.
The free lecture will consider whether humor is something that can be taught to students or whether it's something innate that students either have or don't have and that only can be enhanced. The presentation will examine Jarvis' experience teaching courses on humor in creative writing. It also will look at major figures in literary and popular humor.
Jarvis has taught creative writing for 10 years. He has had a number of works published in literary journals, including Isotope, Bitter Oleander and Kestrel. He has had two one-act plays produced, and his stand-up material has been performed in clubs from Milwaukee to Los Angeles. Jarvis received his master’s degree and doctorate in creative writing from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and English from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The presentation is the last of four Clarence R. Noe Dean’s Lectures by Eureka College faculty members this academic year.
For more information, call the Provost’s Office at (309) 467- 6301.