Comedy and Humor--Washington, DCMarch 27-30, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn
contact email: 

Call for Papers—Comedy and Humor Area
We're seeking paper or panel discussion proposals examining comedy and the nature of humor wherever we find it in popular culture.

Possible topics include (although we're open to any others you might want to explore) comedy in/and/of:
• pedagogy—we're particularly interested in this topic as a
panel discussion
• media and advertising
• film, literature, television…
• political discourse
• the classics
• social justice and/or comedy as a means of social change
• religion
• consumer culture
• the internet and social media
• globalization
• censorship
• music and/or the visual arts
• cultural boundary crossing
• race and ethnicity
• graphic novels and comics
• the tragic
• gender
• the family
• obscenity and transgression
Please submit abstracts to the PCA/ACA database by November 30, 2012 to the Area Chair (final panel submissions will be due December 15, 2012):

Feel free to contact me with any questions:
Dr. Lori Wilson Snaith, Area Chair
Senior Lecturer in English University of West Georgia