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7/5/2017 - Hilarity, History, and the Human Condition in Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Professor Brendan Kane of UConn’s History Department will give a lecture on the humor and history in Monty Python and the Holy Grail from 7-8pm on Thursday, July 27th in the Kingsley Room of the Southbury Public Library. This program is a part of the library’s 2017 Adult Summer Series “Going Medieval at the Southbury Public Library.”

Explore the history and hilarity of the classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Professor Brendan Kane. Sheer silliness aside, the question of why we find humor where we do illuminates a great deal about us and how we think about history and humor. By using historical analysis to think about why this movie still resonates with us 42 years after its initial release and more than 1000 years after its 932 A.D. setting, Brendan will explore how this movie is instructive in our understanding of this period, history, and the human condition.

Brendan Kane, PhD is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut and serves as the Assistant Director of the UConn Humanities Institute. His areas of specialty are Early Modern Britain and Ireland, the Reformation, and the Early Atlantic World. Currently he serves as UConn’s representative to the Folger Shakespeare Library and as Vice-President of the Northeast Conference on British Studies.

This program is sponsored by the Charles H. and Ella Emery Rutledge Fund. Registration is required. Please call the library at 203-262-0626 ext. 130.


Contact: Elizabeth Kelly
Reference Librarian
Southbury Public Library
100 Poverty Road
Southbury, CT 06488
203-262-0626 ext. 133