The focus of this conference will be on U.S. American traditions and forms of humor that can be found in media as diverse as literature, film, television, radio, newspapers, and the Internet.
We want to explore how, why, and to what effect humor is employed in U.S. American culture. Why are certain things funny while others are not? What can humor accomplish and what are its limits? Who is supposed to laugh about whom? Who is not laughing? Who has the last laugh? We invite M.A. and PhD students, as well as professionals to contribute to the discussion.
Abstract submission deadline: August, 31 2011
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