Jeunesse: young People, Texts, Cultures rapide abstracts in English or français on all matters pertaining to laughter in relation to jeune people’s texts et cultures à la a special issue that will be released in lété 2021.

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While the very idea de laughter pouvez appear inappropriate during a pandemic, auto high number of linternet memes devoted to laughing at ce indicates that ce has proved to be therapeutic for many. Non matter comment difficult the times, laughter is something many people faire from their earliest days and across their entire lifetimes, and while cette may at sapin glance appear à be merely année innocent expressions of amusement, cette is actually a far more facility articulation. A laugh deserve to be sudden, ambiguous, unexpected, jaune even sinister. Cette can be an involuntary burst of emotion, or ce may be strategic, derisive and dismissive. When shared, laughter can nourrir community and at auto same time distinguish between those that belong and those who aller not because a laugh out ns place deserve to be perceived as a failure venir interpret cultural codes. Comedic convention can transition over time and are in large part culturally determined, but the laugh chin is a remarkably universel form of expression despite its numerous forms and diverse contexts. At oz a ubiquitous nonverbal vocalization expressing plaisir or mirth (Bryant et. Al. 1516) et a “multifaceted société signal” that deserve to surpass social bonding venir “also serve oui a social rejection cue” (Ethofer 353), laughter has actually posed a far-reaching challenge à researchers in the sciences, social sciences, et the humanities.1 At auto same time, as Bakhtin note in his introduction to Rabelais and his World, “aughter and its creates represent <...> auto least scrutinized sphere du the people’s creation” (4). Nevertheless a large corps of research and philosophy conditions météorologiques laughter, over there is still soja much we faire not know about it. Its dimportance is however underlined par the human tendency to create laughter in réponse to auto world, et to evoke and inspire ce across many forms et genres ont well oui in everyday cultural practice. Ce is doubtless année integral it is registered in entertainment, which, as Richard Dyer points out, "offers the image of "something better" to pour échapper à into, jaune something conditions météorologiques want deeply the our day-to-day stays don’t provide. Alternatives, hopes, wishes—these are thé stuff de utopia, the sense that jambe could be better, the something est différent than what is deserve to be imagined et maybe realized." (20)

There is ne sont pas doubt the laughter plays an important role in jeune people’s texts et cultures, et one the differs substantially from the role it plays among adults, although appeals venir a dual audience mean the both adults and children can enjoy a laugh jaune two in response to children media (Butler 40). In picture books, an unruly gross-out toilet-humor aesthetic have the right to provoke riotous laughter in children, whose tastes et limited knowledge invite unique engagements with thé bawdy. Une could argue that thé bawdy tends to draw a various kind de laughter from youngsters than adults, make research nous children’s laughter an important and necessary supplement to research conditions météorologiques humour et comedy in children literature.2 This focus may it is in especially de nombreux for kids in early on childhood education, since, as Laura Tallant point out, researchers oui tended à privilege the role that humour plays amongst school-aged youngsters (252). Significantly, laughter can also function as année interactional resource. Understanding how it does so among young people is, however, no well understood, because extant research study disproportionately focuses conditions météorologiques adults. In his very own attempt à redress this gap, Gareth Walker says that it is as important à la children “to figure out how to usage laughter <...> in a reflexively accountable way” ont it is for adults (20).

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The darker side of laughter emerges in young people’s texts et cultures as well, notably in thé context ns bullying where it functions as a means de articulating power and control. Representations ns laughter do not constantly function oui “feel good” forms of escapism, but rather, deserve to be triggering for young readers who often uncover themselves at auto receiving finish of hostile laughter. Testifying to auto psychic effects du malicious laughter, the fear ns laughter—called “gelotophobia”—is année object of study in psychiatric research.3 Laughing, or being the one laughed at, deserve to determine social position among children thé same way it does among adults. The société function of laughter continues to be a vital site de critical inquiry pour researchers who research youth culture, indicating that social-science study is as important as literary or cultural studies research in make sense du laughter oui a complex, multivalent, dynamic and powerful expressions among jeune people.4

In an attempt venir redress some du the gaps in research on laughter in studies du young people’s texts and cultures, nous invite articles that offer crucial engagements through laughter parce que le a special issue on the topic. Société scientific engagements oui well as those using an historical studies, literary studies, theatre studies, media studies, or recadrer studies method are welcome.

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Topics peut faire include, but are not limité to, auto following:

Laughter et community: inclusion et isolationSatire/parody in children’s media; dual audiencesBodily, bawdy and carnivalesque humourDerisive laughter; devilish laughter; mockery; gelatophobiaLaughter ont a social reward, social soother, and/or société enforcerLaughter as expression; laughter and affectLaughter throughout culturesLaughter and sex/gender; sexual orientation; queer texts, identities, et culturesSublimation, laughter/tears and awkward laughterComedy, Slapstick, Horror: laughter et genreCatharsis and annihilationLaughter as interactional resourceLaughter oui contagiousLaughter et optimism/pessimismClowns et LaughterFunny enfant Memes et the Adult GazeComics and the “Funnies”Laughter in story, film, TV, vidéo games, vlogs, and other media designed à la or developed and/or consumed by young people


Abstracts, written either in English jaune French, are due July 1, 2020Short-listed papers will be notified nous or around July 15, 2020Final documents due October 1, 2020Peer-review: October 2020-January 2021Revisions: January-April 2021Publication: lété 2021

All des postes will it is in double-blind peer-reviewed et may be written in English jaune French. They have to be approximately 7000 indigenous long.