Comic Relief: Making the Best of Things in the Italian Tradition

The Italian Program in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics at The University of Alabama presents an online seminar series investigating the comic and its uses in moments or situations of trouble. The five talks in our series will variously look at how instances of tribulation, crisis, or upheaval can be examined and made sense of through a comic lens, often leading to a cathartic experience. 

Featuring distinguished speakers from Italy and the United States, Comic Relief is an event designed for UA students and faculty, as well as for the broader public in academia and beyond. 

For more information: Jessica Goethals ( or Fabio Battista (