Comic and violence: "Doppelgänger" // doubles

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Christian Hoffstadt

Comic and Violence: Doppelgänger
The forthcoming volume of the book series "Comic and Violence" will be dedicated to the subject of doubles and "doppelgänger" as appearing in literary fiction, movies, art, and psychoanalytic studies. The links between comical effects and aspects of violence will be examined on the base of the motif of the double. We welcome proposals for papers on any aspect of this relationship between comic, humor, and violence in a broader sense (from bodily violence to symbolical violence).
We are looking for submissions from a broad range of disciplines , including cultural studies, film studies, game studies, dramatics, media studies, letters, history, art history, archaeology, philosophy and psychology. Authors are invited to submit an abstract (max. 300 words) no later than March 1, 2011 either in English or in German language to and