CFP: Gender-Laughter-Media (1/10/06; 8/24/06-8/26/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Jakub Kazecki


Gender ? Laughter ? Media

International and Interdisciplinary Conference
August 24-26, 2006, Kamloops, B.C., Canada

This conference forms the final part of a three-year workshop program
entitled ?Subversions of Gender Identities through Laughter and the Comic in
Literature, Film and Modern Media.? In 2004 and 2005 three collaborative
workshops were held in Canada and Germany, addressing intersections in
theories of gender, laughter (humour, comedy), and media, as well as in
artistic practices. Topics discussed included cross-dressing and gender
bending (Bronnbach, Germany), cross-cultural issues (Vancouver, B.C.,
Canada), comic genres and strategies (Kingston, Ont., Canada). For more
information on this framework, see:
For the final conference, we invite contributions from various disciplines
such as (German, English, Russian, French etc.) literature, film, theatre
and media studies, gender theory, psychology, anthropology, sociology, and
philosophy. The goal is to present 18 public lectures, each of them 30
minutes in length, followed by a 15 minutes discussion. The conference will
be combined with a busker and comedy festival in the city of Kamloops.
The conference language is English, and the organizers plan to publish a
collection of essays including selected conference contributions. Invitees
will be asked to submit final drafts of their papers shortly after the

Timeline at a glance:
January 10, 2006 Submission of title and one-page abstract
January 20, 2006 Notification of invitees
July 31, 2006 Submission of paper for the presentation
September 30, 2006 Submission of final draft for the essay collection

For all invited speakers accommodation for the duration of the conference
will be provided. For scholars from Canadian universities travel subsidies
are available. Participants from outside Canada will have to apply for
travel subsidies from either their home institution, or federal agencies
(e.g. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). Group application for German
participants will be organised as soon as possible after the notification.

Please email the title of your talk as well as a one-page abstract to:

Dr. Ulrich Scheck, Professor and Dean of Arts
Faculty of Arts
Thompson Rivers University
PO Box 3010
CA-Kamloops BC, V2C 5N3

Dr. Gaby Pailer, Associate Professor
University of British Columbia
Dept. of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies
CA-Vancouver BC V6t 1Z1

German applicants may also submit their proposals to:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Böhn
Institut für Literaturwissenschaft
Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
Geb. 30.91 (Franz-Schnabel-Haus)
D-75128 Karlsruhe

HD Dr. Stefan Horlacher
Lehrstuhl Anglistik II
Universität Mannheim
D-68131 Mannheim

(This project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council of Canada.)

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