CFP: East Carolina HumorFest and Conference (7/15/07; 11/1/07-11/3/07)

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The East Carolina Humor Festival & Conference
November 1 - 3, 2007 - Greenville, NC
Humor as an art form rarely attracts the serious attention it deserves. East
Carolina University intends to correct this omission with an inaugural humor
festival and academic conference. In addition to offering an academic
conference in which scholars explore humor in literature, dance, film,
theater, therapy, and art, the three-day inaugural event will feature joke
contests and stand-up and improv comedy, and a film festival.
Featured presenters include North Carolina native and author Jill McCorkle,
Texas songwriter and author Kinky Friedman, and poet and NPR commentator
Andrei Codrescu.
The conference invites scholarly papers/presentations (15-20 minutes each)
that focus on humor. Abstracts should be between 400 and 500 words. Specify
any technological needs.
include but are not limited to the following areas of interest:
    * Humor and the Renaissance
    * Humor and Healing
    * Political Cartoons
    * Television Humor
    * Humor and Music
    * Humor and History
    * Humor in the South
    * Satire and Social Change
    * Humor and Film
    * Humor and Dance
    * Humor and Theater
    * Humor in the Middle Ages
    * Ethnic Humor
    * Humor in Sports
Proposals should be sent by July 15, 2007, to:
Please direct inquiries and abstracts to Tom Douglass at
Tom Douglass
Professor of Literature
East Carolina University
Department of English
Greenville, NC 27858

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