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Benjamin Halligan <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 16 Apr 2008 15:07:02 +0100
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Comedy Conference - Call for Papers

Date: Mar 26, 2008 

Call For Papers   

'Funny People Those Foreigners': an International Conference on International Comedy   

Deadline for conference papers extended to 18 April 2008

Organised by the CCM Research Centre at  The University of Salford, UK                                                       

5th - 6th June 2008   

After the success of last year's conference 'What have You Got In That Box? - Comedy and Regional/ National Identity' we would like to invite proposals for papers that investigate any aspect of comedy with an international perspective. Suggested topics might include -   

*	Breaking language barriers - successful comedy cross overs 

'Les Visiteurs' Roberto Benigni Asterix M. Hulot 

*	USA/UK transfers : success and failures 
*	Silent Cinema 
*	National/International comedy stars 
*	Dubbing vs subtitling debate 
*	British comedy in international markets 
*	Comedy co-productions 
*	Film and TV comedy and national identity 
*	Viva Los Simpsons! Universality of humour 

Of course any ideas beyond these relating to the title are welcome.  Please send proposals (no more than 300 words) by 18 April 2008 to either:   Dr C P Lee at [log in to unmask] or  Andy Willis at  [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>    

School of Media, Music and Performance, University of Salford   

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Dr Benjamin Halligan BA MPhil PhD
Senior Lecturer
School of Media, Music and Performance
University of Salford
Adelphi Campus
Peru Street
Salford M3 3EQ
Greater Manchester
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