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Tracy Wuster <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 19 Jan 2009 10:50:42 -0600
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Hello all,
The deadline for proposals for next year's ASA conference is approaching.
 The conference is November 5-8 in Washington D.C.  The deadline for
proposals is January 20th.

The Humor Studies Caucus of the ASA is looking for participants for the
panels below.  The panel subjects are (purposefully) quite broad--let me
know if you have questions or interest.


Tracy Wuster
American Studies, UT Austin


1) Political Humor in the post-9/11 Era:
Papers on all aspects of political
humor and satire are welcome: stand-up, visual and cartoon humor, film and
television, etc.  Focus should be on humor in the 2000s from an American or
cross-cultural perspective.  Comparative pieces discussing connections
between another era and the 2000s will also be considered.
Submit proposals
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2) "The Assault of Laughter": Mark Twain's Humor in American Culture:
are welcome on the importance of humor in Mark Twain's work and/or in
American culture during the Gilded Age more generally.  Papers focusing on
cultural aspects are most welcome, although textual analyses will be
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3) Roundtable--Humor Studies and American Studies: Presentations are welcome
on any aspect of the role of humor studies in American Studies,
specifically, or the academy, more generally.  Discussions of theory,
methodology, institutions, pedagogy, history, etc. will be considered.
 Presentations will be limited to 12-15 minutes.  This panel will be the
inaugural sponsored panel of the newly forming Humor Studies Caucus of the
ASA.  Contact Tracy Wuster with questions, comments, proposals,etc.:
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