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Tracy Wuster <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 25 Jan 2024 13:15:39 -0600
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*CALL FOR PAPERS: 2024 Quarry Farm Symposium on “Gilded Age Humor”*

*Oct 18 and Oct 19, 2024*

*Elmira, NY*

The Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College is partnering with *Studies
in American Humor *to host the annual Quarry Farm Symposium during the *Fall
2024 semester, from October 18 to October 19*.  The theme for the Symposium
is “Gilded Age Humor.” It will feature a keynote address by Tracy Wuster,
author of *Mark Twain: American Humorist* and long-time executive director
of the American Humor Studies Association.

The annual symposium gathers scholars from various fields each year around
a theme related to Mark Twain studies or the nineteenth century more
broadly and is held at the historic Quarry Farm site in Elmira, NY. *Presenters
may be invited to submit a version of their presentation for publication in
a special of issue of Studies in American Humor, which will be published in
Fall 2025.*

We invite submissions on a wide range of subjects related to humor in or
about the Gilded Age, including:

·      Literary humor

·      Mark Twain

·      Political Cartoons

·      Social satire

·      Periodical Humor

·      Visual Arts

·      Contemporary Representations of the Gilded Age

·      Gender, Race, Class and Gilded Age Humor

·      Nationalism, Transnationalism

Please send *200-word paper abstracts* and *either a CV or biographical
statement* to David Gillota ([log in to unmask]) by February 1st, 2024.