Seriously Funny: Humour In Journalism

Humour has been a vital ingredient of the print media since it emerged in the 17th century, yet it has hardly featured in academic studies of media history. Contributions are called for a new text that is aiming to fill that gap with a collection of papers by international scholars. It will draw from a range of disciplines such as media history, international literary journalism, English/American studies, humour studies, media content analysis, cultural studies.

Abstracts of 200 words are invited by 2 September 2014. Please send to the editors, Richard Lance Keeble and David Swick Final chapters of up to 7,000 words will be due by 2 January 2015. The publishers, Routledge, of Abingdon, Oxon, UK, are being approached, with publication planned for late 2015. To download the CFP, click here.