Skip to Local Navigation
Skip to Content
California State University, Long Beach
Comparative World Literature and Classics Banner
Print this pageAdd this page to your favoritesSelect a font sizeSelect a small fontSelect a medium fontSelect a large font
 

46th Annual Comparative Literature Conference

jules cheret Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke. ~ Herman Hesse

The Comic Spirit in the Modern Age ~ April 13-14, 2011

The history of the evolution of comic forms is variegated and complex. Yet, it is a history that continues to inform the various manifestations and applications of humor within contemporary social discourses. Whether it is delivered in the form of stand-up, on the screen, or in the genre of theater, prose or poetry, the conventions by which modern day comedic practice is established are the result of the re-finement, re-negotiation and re-configuration of traditions harking back to Classical, Renaissance and even early 20th century sensibilities.

The Comic Spirit in the Modern Age” seeks to examine the relationship between present-day conventions of humor and comedy, and the preceding traditions by which they were inspired.

Wednesday Plenary Speaker: Judy Carter, Comedian and author of The Comedy Bible

Plenary Talk: Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 at 2:00pm

Bio and more info on Plenary Speaker

 

Thursday Plenary Speaker: Ray Lacoste, Former Lecturer of Comparative Literature, CSULB

Plenary Talk: Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at 2:00pm

Bio and more info on Plenary Speaker

 

CALL FOR PAPERS:

HOTEL:

PARKING ON CAMPUS:

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (updated 6-April-2011):

 

Please direct all inquiries to conference organizers:

Omar Zahzah, President of Associated Students of Comparative Literature (ASCL) (o.zahzah@gmail.com)

Mary Sotnick, Vice-President of ASCL (marysotnick@gmail.com)

Devin O’Neiil, Secretary of ASCL

Dr. Nhora Serrano, Faculty Advisor of ASCL (nserrano@csulb.edu)