CFP: Live Comedy Audiences (11/30/06; collection)

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Batalion, Judith
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Live Comedy and Its Audiences

Seeking contributions for an anthology that explores live comedy audiences.=
 The book will include contributions by both scholars and comedians, and wi=
ll focus on the dynamics of audience behaviour. The anthology will cover th=
emes including: cultural and historical differences in comedy audience prac=
tice; the architecture of the audience; the reception of 'low' versus 'high=
' and live versus televised comedy; the subjectivity of audience members an=
d the spread of affect; the two-way relationship between joker and listener=
; and the comedy club as a distinct spatial and emotional environment. Addi=
tional topics also welcome.=20

The book is under contract with Parlor Press ( <https://=
com/> ), a press entirely run by scholars, writers and artists. The antholo=
gy will be part of a series exploring links in art practice and scholarship=

Please email short proposals (max 500 words) to judith.batalion_at_courtauld.a= by 30 November 2006. Essays will have to be completed by April 2007.=

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