Comedy and Humor, 3/31/10-4/4/10

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Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn National Conference
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Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn 2010 Nat'l Conference
St. Louis, MO, 3/31 to 4/4/10

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 very 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
• 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 send 400-500 word abstracts and a brief CV in a .doc or .pdf format by October 15, 2009 to the Area Chair (final panel submissions will be due December 15, 2009):
Dr. Lori Lipoma Sr Lecturer in English
Dir. of A&S Discipline-Specific Writing Program
University of West Georgia