UPDATE: [Collections] Comedy of Dave Chappelle (Collection)

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K A Wisniewski
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The Comedy of Dave Chappelle (collection)

For the upcoming essay collection, Promoting Dialogue: The Comedy of Dave
Chappelle, I am soliciting contributions that analyze and adjoin the
comedian’s collected works with its own social commentary. This
collection seeks engaging essays that function both as criticism of
Chappelle’s work and as extension of its cultural assessments in not only
his successful seasons on Chappelle’s Show but also his work as an actor
in films and as stand-up comedian. I am looking for scholastic writings
that can use theoretical approaches but that are also appealing and
comprehensible for students (and non-academic fans). Junior faculty and
graduate students are welcome and encouraged to submit.

Essays are still needed to fill some of the gaps in a forthcoming
anthology dedicated to the comedy of Dave Chappelle. While all abstracts
will be considered up to January 25, 2008, proposals on the following
topics are encouraged:

Chappelle's cinematic roles
Chappelle's stand-up
Childhood and Family Studies
Consumer/Celebrity Culture
Digital Culture and the Internet
Slavery and Reparations

Please send a 300 word abstract attached (as a Word document) to an email
containing a brief bio (containing the author's name, institutional
affiliation, and contact information) in the email text to
kwisniewski_at_cecil.edu. Abstracts are due by Friday, January 25, 2008.
Tentatively, authors will be notified of their acceptance in early
February and will be expected to submit completed essays of 5,000-7,000
words in May 2008.

Please address inquiries and send abstracts to the editor:

K.A. Wisniewski, English Department, Cecil College, One Seahawk Drive,
North East, MD, 21901, USA; kwisniewski_at_cecil.edu or

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