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Comedy & Humor

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Call for papers: 

Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference

June 2-5, 2021

Boston, MA

Comedy and Humor

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
  • Please submit an abstract to the chair of Comedy and Humor at the pcaaca main link.

 

Deadline for Submissions: November 16, 2020

Submissions will only be accepted through the PCA website.

Individuals must be current,  paid members to submit to the conference.

 

Contact:

Peter Seely, professor and chair

Department of Communication Arts

Benedictine University

Lisle, IL 60532

 

 

 

 

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

12-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
12-Oct-20 Early Bird Registration Begins
16-Nov-20 Deadline for Proposals and Endowment Grant Applications
31-Dec-20 Early Bird Registration Ends
01-Jan-21 Regular Registration Begins
31-Jan-21 Regular Registration Ends
01-Feb-21 Late Registration Begins
01-Feb-21  Preliminary Schedule Available
28-Feb-21 Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
01-Mar-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference

June 2-5, 2021 

National Conference in Boston

 

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully registered for the conference.

Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 31: 100% refund
Requested by Feb 7: 75% refund
Requested by Feb 14: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 21: 25% refund
After Feb. 28: 0% refund

Membership fees are non-refundable.