CFP: Stand-Up Comedy

Ethics and Aesthetics of Stand-Up Comedy Conference
April 5-8, 2017

Bucknell University
Lewisburg PA

Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: December 20, 2016

Online Registration Until March 10, 2017

The Ethics and Aesthetics of Stand-Up Comedy Conference will bring together scholars and practitioners interested in stand-up comedy from a range of academic disciplines, including but not limited to philosophy, performance studies, women’s and gender studies, African-American studies, theatre, art history, and culture studies.

In addition to academic papers, panels, comments, and discussion, the conference also includes workshops, an open mic night, roundtable discussions with comedians, and stand-up comedy performances.

We invite submissions for paper presentations, thematic panels, workshops, and offers to serve as commentator or chair.  Submissions are welcome on any topic in the aesthetics and ethics of stand-up comedy, broadly construed.

ORGANIZERS: Sheila Lintott (Bucknell University); Jason Leddington (Bucknell University); Meenakshi Poonuswami (Bucknell University); Alex Skitolsky (Goddard College); Nikki Young, (Bucknell University); Diane Jakacki, (Bucknell University); Kathryn Maguet (Bucknell University); Aaron Meskin (University of Leeds); Steven Gimbel, (Gettysburg College).

SPONSORED BY: Bucknell University and the American Society for Aesthetics.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed at this conference do not necessarily represent those of Bucknell University or the American Society of Aesthetics.