Lecture: "How Gemixt Are the Pickles? Germanic Dialect Humor in America" with Mark L. Louden
Thursday, October 26, 2017
As far back as the colonial era, humor centered on regional and ethnic diversity in America has drawn on stereotypes about language differences. This presentation will explore ways that so-called dialect humor has been used to advance stereotypes about Americans of Dutch, German, Scandinavian, and Yiddish-speaking ancestry by members of the respective communities themselves as well as outsiders. Mark L. Louden is the Director of the Max Kade Institute and Professor of German at UW-Madison.