Hello all, Please see the call below. Tracy Wuster --------- *CALL FOR PAPERS* The Humor Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association is seeking papers for the 2011 ASA Conference: *"Imagination, Reparation, Transformation"* *October 20-23, 2011* *Baltimore, Maryland* *http://www.theasa.net/annual_meeting/page/submitting_a_proposal/* * * Proposals on any aspect of American Humor will be welcomed: Stand-Up Comedy Jokes Wit Merriment Literary Humor (both high- and low-brow) Richard Pryor Film Satire Will Rogers Comedy Jokes Risibility Laughter Mark Twain Dirty Jokes Lenny Bruce Ventriloquism the Circus Marietta Holley subtle humor broad humor Margaret Cho regional humor transnational humor ethnic humor and even punsÖ Proposals due by: *January 15th* Panels will be assembled for submission by the January 26 deadline. Proposals should be no more than 500 words and should include a brief CV. Proposals should be sent to Tracy Wuster: [log in to unmask] If you are interested in chairing a panel, please contact the above person. *In addition, we are looking for people to fill three specific panels:* *1) Humor and Politics:* From Benjamin Franklinís clever satire to Stephen Colbertís parodic punditry, from *The Massesís *devastating cartoons to Gary Trudeauís * Doonesbury*: humor has played a vital, yet often unexamined role in American politics. This panel seeks papers that examine both humor as political discourse and rhetoric and the effects of humor on politics. We welcome proposals from a variety of perspectives historical, theoretical, or otherwise. Proposals should be no more than 300 words and include a short bibliography. *2) Ethnic Humor: Pleasures and Problems* About any aspect of ethnic humor. *3) Roundtable: Humor Studies and Cultural Studies* A panel of scholars will discuss the relationship between humor studies and cultural studies as fields of discourse. Each scholar will speak for 5-8 minutes, then discuss with the audience. Focus of individual remarks are open to interpretation.