Guid Fer A Laugh: A seriously fun look at Scottish comedy for those that take fun seriously

  • Derek Suttie
  • Lydia Markham
Keywords: Scots Language, Scottish Humour, Scots Culture, Dialogue

Abstract


Guid Fer A Laugh has always sought to place itself as part of what Mikhail Bakhtin calls 'the open-ended dialogue that enters into the dialogic fabric of human life' (Morson & Emerson, 1990).  It places a central value on the contributions of the participants and the active discourse that they create.  As Buber (1965) states '[it is only] when we meet in the narrow ridge of the between' that we discover for ourselves new discourse, new knowledge and truth.  This ‘meeting in dialogue’, especially applies to laughter.

Author Biographies

Derek Suttie

Freelance Adult Education Tutor specialising in Scottish Cultural Studies

Lydia Markham

Lifelong Learning Development Officer (Adult Learning), City of Edinburgh Council

Published
15-Aug-2021
How to Cite
Suttie, D. and Markham, L. (2021) “Guid Fer A Laugh: A seriously fun look at Scottish comedy for those that take fun seriously”, Concept, 12(2), pp. 1-16. Available at: http://concept.lib.ed.ac.uk/article/view/5782 (Accessed: 23October2021).