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Tracy Wuster <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 1 Feb 2018 09:26:02 -0600
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Hi all,

Proposals for the Mark Twain Circle conference this coming July in Chicago
are due today.  The conference is a joint conference with the American
Humor Studies Association.  Although the conference theme is "Humor in
America," we welcome papers on all aspects of Mark Twain and his work (and
his life, etc.).

Please see:

We welcome proposals for paper presentations and panels on any topic
related to American humor and/or Mark Twain, broadly conceived. All topics
related to Mark Twain (especially the following topics: Mark Twain language
play, MT and Political humor, MT and stand-up, MT a and gendered humor,
Laughter and the Color Line: Huckleberry Finn and Pudd’nhead Wilson, The
Fantastic and The Comic in MT, The Comic Rhetoric of MT’s Speeches and/or

We also invite you to participate in one of the following roundtable
topics.  You are eligible to present a paper and be on one roundtable.

Roundtable topics:
–Mark Twain and Graphic Humor: Icon and Caricature
–Race, Ethnicity, and the Study of Humor
–Mark Twain and Today’s satirists: Colbert, Bee, and Oliver
–The Publics of Political Humor and Satire
–Violence in the humor of Mark Twain
–Theory, Methodology, and Practice of Humor Studies: New Directions

Please let us know if you have any questions.  You may submit proposals,
volunteer for a roundtable, or ask questions at [log in to unmask]


Tracy Wuster
on behalf of Larry Howe and Peter Kunze