Comedy & Humor

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Conference Submission page
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules


Please join us in San Diego, California April 12 through April 15, 2017 for the National Conference.


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 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 submit abstracts to the PCA/ACA database by October 1, 2016: The PCA Conference Submission page

Feel free to contact me with any questions:

Peter Seely, Area Chair
Professor and Chair, Communication Arts
Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532