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32.1 Rip Van Winkle: A Comic Hero in a Tragic Situation

What:
Student Poster
When:
8:30 AM, Friday 8 Nov 2019 (1 hour 50 minutes)
Where:
Grand Ballroom A/B
How:
Discussion:
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Washington Irving’s character Rip Van Winkle is faced with a tragic circumstance when he falls asleep for twenty years. This poster presents evidence using the primary text and three theories of humor to prove that, despite his situation, Van Winkle is a comic protagonist as opposed to a tragic one.

Participant
California University of Pennsylvania