PCA/ACA

Comedy & Humor

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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
  • historical comedy
  • topical comedy
  • political humor

 

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 

 pseely@ben.edu

 

2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21 2022 Conference Information Available on Website
01 Sept-21 Submissions Open 
21 Jan-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
11 Feb-22 Early Bird Registration Ends
12 Feb-22 Regular Registration Begins
01 Mar-22 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
01 Apr-22 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
April 13-16, 2022

Virtual conference

 

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee.   

The last day for all refunds is February 20, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Area chairs

Peter Seely