Lecture: "How Gemixt Are the Pickles? Germanic Dialect Humor in America" with Mark L. Louden

Thursday, October 26, 2017
6 p.m.
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.
262-7546, apetty@wisc.edu
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