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[ecrea] Call For Papers Comedy

Fri Nov 10 20:25:01 GMT 2006

>What Have You Got In That Box?
>Regional/National Comedy, Screens & British Identity
>An International Conference
>organised by the CCM Research Centre at
>The University of Salford, UK
>31st May-1st June 2007
>Comedy remains an underexplored area within film and television
>studies. Regional comedy even more so. In order 
>to address this, the focus of this conference 
>will be on comedy and its relation to regional and national identities as
>perceived on and through British screens, be 
>they Cockney wideboys, cheeky Geordies, gormless 
>northerners or frugal Scots. The conference wishes to consider where these
>comedy stereotypes emanate from, and what they 
>tell us of about national and regional identity.
>Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
>Andy Medhurst  University of Susex
>The organisers invite proposals for papers on 
>the following topics (and beyond!)
>    * Comedy and Place
>    * Comedy and Otherness
>    * Comedy genres and cycles in relation to 
> the regions/nations and identity
>    * Regional/National production bases and specialised units
>    * Ethnicity and humour
>    * Individual performers. For example: Max 
> Miller, Frank Randle, Chic Murray, Victoria 
> Wood, and their place within British film and television culture
>    * TV and the regions - From Pickles to Python
>    * Men in skirts - gender reversal as a comedic tool
>Please send proposals (no more than 300 words) by January 15th 2007 to either:
>Dr. CP Lee at  (c.lee /at/
>Andy Willis at  <mailto:(a.willis /at/> (a.willis /at/
>School of Media, Music and Performance, University of Salford
>Website links  <>
>                 Lee
>University of Salford
>School of Media & Performance

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