CFP: Comedy and Identity: Multidisciplinary Conference (1/15/06; 7/15/06-7/16/06)

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This conference on Comedy and Identity has been organized by Liverpool
Hope University and the Liverpool Comedy Trust to coincide with the
Liverpool Comedy festival in July 2006. The intention is to stimulate
multi- and interdisciplinary debate, controversy and publication on the
themes of humour, laughter and the comic in its various aspects as they
pertain to all permutations of human identity. Examples of identity
might include those associated with social, political, religious,
cultural or national identity, as well as those aspects more
specifically centred on gender, class, ethnicity, queerness and
(dis)ability, and post-identity areas such as difference, becoming,
virtuality, the inhuman and transversality. Delegates will have the
opportunity to engage not only with those in their field, but also with
a variety of comedy professionals, critics and skeptics in a variety of
ambient locations in the city of Liverpool.

Proposals with abstracts of not more than 200 words and a Curriculum
Vitae in English should be sent to Charlie Blake at or
to Paddy Hoey at by January 15th 2006

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