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Call for papers: 

Call for Papers—Comedy and Humor Area

Please join us at the Comedy and Humor panels at

Wardman Park Marriot

Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20, 2019

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org


For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/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
  • historical comedy

Please submit abstracts to the PCA/ACA database by October 1, 2019 to the Area Chair.


Here are the deadlines and dates you need to know for the PCA/ACA national conference in 2019:


1 July                          Database Opens for Submissions

1 October                    Registration Opens

1 October                    Deadline for Paper Proposals

15 November              Early Bird Registration Rate Ends

1 December                Preliminary Program Available

15 December              “Drop Dead”: Participants Not Registered Removed from Program

3 January 2019            Final Program to the Publisher

17-20 April 2019        Washington, D.C.!


 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 




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