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Schooling Humour: Wayne & Schuster and a Humanities Education

Schooling Humour: Wayne & Schuster and a Humanities Education
UTSC Miller Lash House
Time: Jul 7th, 10:00 am End: Jul 7th, 12:00 pm
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Keynote talk by Michael Wayne, opening the JHI Summer Institute for Teachers

The Jackman Humanities Institute is delighted to announce

Michael Wayne, Professor Emeritus, Department of History

Schooling Humour: Wayne & Schuster and a Humanities Education


Michael Wayne is a Canadian historian of the United States at the University of Toronto. He is a senior fellow at University College. As an undergraduate, Wayne studied at the University of Toronto and Amherst College. He received his PhD from Yale University where he studied under C. Vann Woodward.

Wayne writes primarily about the American South and race relations in the United States. His major works include The Reshaping of Plantation Society: The Natchez District, 1860- 1880 dealing, in part, with impact of Sharecropping and Death of an Overseer: Reopening a Murder Investigation from the Plantation South. He also wrote a satirical novel dealing with the follies of academia and the peculiarities of Canadian and American identities; titled Lincoln's Briefs, it has been published by Canadian Scholars' Press.[1]

Michael Wayne is the son of Johnny Wayne, who was a member of the Canadian comedy duo Wayne and Shuster.

Michael Wayne's presentation will be followed by two shorter talks:

John Marshall (Department for the Study of Religion)

Humour Crossing the Classical Divide

Angela Fernandez (Law)

Lawyer Jokes and Legal Solemn Foolery

Michael Wayne's talk will open the Jackman Humanities Institute's 3rd Annual Summer Institute for Teachers on the annual theme of Humour, Play, and Games.  Enrolment is now closed for the Summer Institute for Teachers, but the talk is free and open to the public.

For further information, please contact Kim Yates, Associate Director, Jackman Humanities Institute at (416) 946-0313.

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