San Diego, California (Wyndham San Diego Bayside hotel)
Event: PAMLA2019Event Date: 2019-11-14 to 2019-11-17 Abstract Due: 2019-06-10
This session is devoted to depictions of clowns on television, from Bozo to Krusty, and with every iteration of the clown in between. What do these clowns reveal about the historical and cultural moments they came out of? How should we interpret them in the history of clowning? What cultural desires and anxieties do they reveal? Analysis of clowns from international television shows around the world are welcome.