September 24, 2019

Barrenechea Interviewed about the Relevance of Tragicomedies

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Antonio Barrenechea, professor of English, was interviewed by MEA WorldWide on the relevance of tragicomedies such as Netflix’s hit show, “Dead to Me.” “Dark humor responds to our absurd condition with the armour of world-weariness. Except that, of course, we also know we can’t really laugh such troubles away — which is why dark humor has a fatalistic dimension built into it,” Barrenechea said. Read more.