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"Sneller, Judy E." <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 19 Jan 2001 12:54:43 -0700
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For Twainians who may be interested in presenting at a conference next fall
-- or for other humor scholars -- here's a Call for Papers for the American
Humor Session of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Assn.
Judy Sneller


American Humor Session
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Assn. Conference
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
October 11-13, 2001

PRESENTERS WANTED!  If you're interested in presenting a paper at the
American Humor Session of the RMMLA, please send a 300-word abstract (hard
copy) to:
                Dr. Judy Sneller
                Humanities Dept.
                SD School of Mines & Technology
                501 E. St. Joseph St.
                Rapid City, SD  57702
or via e-mail to:       [log in to unmask]

DEADLINE:  March 1, 2001.  You'll be notified of your status by March 15.

TOPICS:  Papers on any aspect of American humor will be welcome, including
analysis and discussion of:
        --a particular humorous writer or performer,
        --different techniques of humor (satire, irony, exaggeration, etc.),

        --different types of humor (literary, TV sit coms, films, comic
strips, regional humor,
                ethnic/racial humor, etc.),
        --purposes of humor (social criticism, selling products, enforcing
the status quo,
                storytelling, etc.),
        --teaching an American humor class or how humor can enhance other
classroom teaching and
                learning experiences (methods, materials, challenges, etc.),
        --other relevant aspects missed in this list.
You should anticipate papers of 15-20 minutes in length.

FOR MORE INFORMATION on this exciting conference (conference program, hotel
information, events planned), go to:  If your
paper is accepted for presentation, you must be a member of the RMMLA
(current as of 4/01/01).  Information and forms on membership are available
at the RMMLA web site noted above.  Phone inquiries to Judy Sneller:

This is a great opportunity to attend a truly dynamic academic conference.
Check out the program and consider presenting in the American Humor session!