CFP: Working-Class Humor (4/07; collection & journal issue)

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Alessandra Senzani
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Papers are sought for a book/special issue of a journal on the topic of
"working-class humor" in any discipline (literary studies, cinema, art,
folklore, anthropology, history, etc.) and using any theoretical
approach. The focus of the collection is the interplay of the category
of humor (roughly defined as anything that can be perceived as funny,
amusing, etc.) with the working-class. Of particular interest are essays
that pursue the topic of working-class humor in relation to genre,
ethnicity, race, geography, and history. Both papers that deal with the
representation of the working class in humorous discourse and/or on the
use of humor by the working class are welcome. Expressions of interest
are due anytime; actual papers will be due in April 2007.

Salvatore Attardo
HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research
English Department
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH 44555 or

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