Call for Papers — American Humor Studies Association at ALA

PLEASE NOTE: This is a call for papers that is long past. Up-to-date information about the activities of the American Humor Studies Association can be found on its new webpage.  Please visit us by clicking on the bold red link.

Yours in laughter,

Sharon McCoy

DEADLINE: January 15


American Literature Association
23rd Annual Conference
May 24-27, 2012
San Francisco, CA

American Humor Studies Association

The AHSA hopes to sponsor two sessions at the 2012 national meeting. We seek cogent, provocative, well-researched papers on the following subjects:

1. “Humor, comedy, wit: what can these words mean now?” Abstracts (300 words max.) are encouraged which seek to refresh and clarify fundamental terminology in humor studies, or to shed light on the recent history of those terms.

2. “Humor as American Cultural Practice.” Abstracts (300 words max.) are encouraged on how the history of comic discourses can and should figure into broader constructions of literary, political, and cultural history.

Please e-mail abstracts no later than January 15, 2012 to Bruce Michelson (<> ) with the subject line: “AHSA session, 2012 ALA.” Notifications will go out no later than January 20, 2012.


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