Title: Humor & Horror/SF/Fantasy
Description: Dear Humor & Horror/SF/Fantasy Scholars, this is your
invitation to SUBMIT to the Midwest Popular Culture
Association/American Culture Association annual meetings in St.
Louis, MO, from Friday through Sunday, October 11-13, 2013.
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Exploring abjection in screen comedy. Are comedies of embarrassment, excess, or awkwardness a new development toward the abject, or a continuation of comedy’s traditional relationship to the body? 300-word abstract by 15 March 2013; Nicholas Sammond (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Paul Young (email@example.com).
The 2012 ISHS Conference was held from June 25-29, 2012 at Jagiellonian University in Poland. We hope you were able to attend.
The 2013 ISHS Conference is scheduled for July 2-6, 2013 at William and Mary University in Virginia. You can register for the conference at the following link: http://www.cvent.com/events/25th-international-society-for-humor-studies-conference-2013/event-summary-e7aefa94dc5b4a4b9acd4eb8c0aaf548.aspx .
Contact Larry Ventis: firstname.lastname@example.org .
The 2014 ISHS Conference is scheduled for July 7-11, 2014 in Utrecht, Netherlands. Contact Sibe Doosje: S.Doosje@fss.uu.nl .
In the following web site you will find PowerPoints related to “Linguistic Humor and Language Play,” and also PowerPoints related to “Linguistic Humor Across the Disciplines”: http://www.public.asu.edu/~dnilsen .
If you are a member of ISHS, you can obtain information about past and future ISHS conferences in Martin Lampert’s ISHS web site:www.humorstudies.org .
The Mark Twain Circle has the following calls for papers for MLA 2014
(Chicago, January 2014):
1. Mark Twain’s Style(s)–Analysis of Twain’s style, in either fiction or
nonfiction. Preference will be given to papers that break new ground or
challenge old assumptions.
2. Beyond Huck and Puddn’head: Mark Twain and Race–Examinations of Mark
Twain and racial issues in works other than the two most commonly analyzed
texts, Huckleberry Finn and Puddn’head Wilson.
Send 300-word abstracts to me at the address below by March 15, 2013.
Presenters must be members of both MLA and the Mark Twain Circle (can join
after paper is accepted.) Further details will be posted soon to the
circle’s new website: http://marktwaincircle.org/
The AHSA has issued a call for papers for sessions at the Modern Language Association Convention in Chicago, January 9-12, 2014. MLA and AHSA membership are required for participation in these sessions.
1) The Tyranny of Irony and Irony’s Edge
300-word abstracts welcome on interpretive practice in the wake of insights from David Foster Wallace, Linda Hutcheon, and others on literary irony. 300-word abstracts. by 4 March 2013; Bruce F. Michelson (email@example.com).
2) Wit, Humor, and ‘Serious’ Texts
Abstracts welcome on any subject related to comic dimensions in literary works not normally classified as ‘comic.’. 300 word abstracts by 4 March 2013; Bruce F. Michelson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TEACHING POPULAR CULTURE
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
*The editors of /Transformations/ seek submissions that explore popular
culture from all pedagogical contexts and interdisciplinary
perspectives. We accept *articles* (5,000-10,000 words), *media essays*
(overviews on books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites,
etc. 3,000 to 5,000 words) and* items for an occasional feature, “The
Material Culture of Teaching.” */Note extended deadline: Submissions for
this special issue on Teaching Popular Culture are now due Feb. 15,
2013. /We welcome jargon-free submissions that explore strategies for
teaching about popular culture in the classroom and in non-traditional
spaces (such as the media, museums, and in public discourse).
*/Transformations/ publishes only essays that focus on teaching.*
For submission guidelines, please go to
Send submissions or inquiries in MLA format (7th ed.) as attachments in
MS Word or Rich Text format to: Jacqueline Ellis and Ellen Gruber
Garvey, Editors, email@example.com
Author(s) name and contact information
should be included on a SEPARATE page.
For submission guidelines go to
Possible topics for articles:
* Defining popular culture
* Popular culture as a pedagogical tool
* Popular culture and technology
* History and popular culture
* Popular culture, memory, and nostalgia
* Media literacy
* Representations of race, class, and gender in popular culture
* Popular culture in K-12 classrooms
* Popular culture and the corporatization of education
* Subculture, handmade culture, independent culture
* Popular culture and sexuality
* Erasures and omissions in popular culture
* Popular culture and “normality”
* Reading popular culture
* Fandom and style
* Controversies in popular culture: pornography, violence
* Popular culture in national, transnational, and global contexts
* Consumption of popular culture, reading and using popular culture
Past issues of /Transformations/ include: Teaching Feelings, Teaching
Digital Media, Teaching Sex, Teaching Earth, Teaching Nation, and
Teaching Performance. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the
journal before submitting. Please visit our website to order previous
CALL FOR PAPERS
Mark Twain Panel
Ms. Jules A. Hojnowski
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference
October 10-12, 2013=20
Vancouver, WASHINGTON (across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon – fl=
y into PDX!) at the Hilton Vancouver Washington
The Western Residences of Mark Twain: Found in Fact or Fiction
This panel is focusing on Mark Twain’s “Residences” out west, converging on=
experiences or relationships while in that residence. Residences could in=
clude a friend’s home, an apartment, a room in a hotel or even a tent. Thi=
s could include works written by Mark Twain, or other authors writing about=
This session invites academic papers, multi-media, or digital pieces on any=
aspect of Mark Twain’s “home” while he was in the west. =20
By March 1, 2013, email or regular mail 300-word abstracts with the requisi=
te information as noted in the RMMLA call for papers guidelines, http://rm=
to Mrs. Jules A. Hojnowski, at JAH11@cornell.edu or 1690 Trumansburg Rd, It=
haca, NY 14850
SAMLA 2013: Humor in the Digital Age
The American Humor Studies Association seeks papers for a panel, “Humor in the Digital Age,” for the 2013 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference at the Marriott Atlanta from November 8-10. This panel will examine how the rise of new media (including social media, content-sharing sites, and blogs) has created new contexts for the production, distribution, and exhibition of humor. We welcome papers on humor and comedy as it is employed in viral videos, blogs or vlogs, web series, webisodes, parodies, participatory culture online, memes, or remixes. Papers may cover individual talents Andy Borowitz of The Borowitz Report, Grace Helbig of DailyGrace, Jenna Marbles, Khyan Mansley, Maddox, Tucker Max; groups Derrick Comedy and the Gregory Brothers (“Auto-Tune the News”); sites College Humor, Funny or Die, The Onion, and Stuff White People Like; social media Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter; and other “genres” like mommy blogs, movie trailer recuts, trending hashtags (#firstworldproblems, #drunknatesilver).Prospective panelists could also consider how humorists and comedians/comediennes use websites and social media to connect with their audiences, attract new fans, and disseminate their brand of humor. The overall goal is to examine how digital media technologies either democratize or restrict the creation and distribution of innovative comedy, examining key problems and possibilities posed by new media for the tradition of American humor. Please send inquiries and proposals of 250 words to Pete Kunze firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2013.
American Literature Association
2013 National Convention
Boston, Westin Copley Hotel, May 26-29.
The AHSA plans to sponsor two sessions at the 2013 national meeting. We seek cogent, provocative, well-researched papers on the following subjects:
1. “Humor in Periodicals: From Punch to Mad”—Abstracts (300 words max.) are encouraged on the role of humorous literature in American periodicals from the early national period to the present. Subject adaptable to both humorous periodicals and humor in serious periodicals across a wide time range; thus, title will change to reflect composition of panel.
2. “Reading Humorous Texts”–Abstracts (300 words max.) are encouraged on the interpretation, recovery, or pedagogy of humorous texts from novels and poems to plays and stand-up. Some focus on the act of interpretation of humor in its historical, performative, formal, or other cultural context is encouraged.
Please e-mail abstracts no later than January 15, 2013 to Tracy Wuster (email@example.com) with the subject line: “AHSA session, 2013 ALA.” Notifications will go out no later than January 20, 2013.
American Literature Association
Boston, May 23-26, 2013The Mark Twain Circle of America invites proposals for individual papers (15-20 minutes) for sessions it will sponsor at the 2013 ALA conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2013.1.“ Mark Twain and History.” This topic may be broadly considered including, but not limited to, Mark Twain’s writings about historical events, his writing set in earlier historical periods, his place in history, or his works in relation to other historical figures.2. Open topic: The topics are entirely open, provided they are Twain related.Send your proposal (1-2 page abstract) to Linda Morris no later than January 15, 2013: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are just a year away from Elmira 2013: The Seventh International
Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies. The Call for Papers has
been posted on the web. Google Elmira 2013 Call for Papers for
information about submitting a Developed Abstract of 700 words — due
Monday, February 4th, 2013. Final papers must be suitable for a
20-minute presentation. Please send your attached abstract, via
electronic submission, to email@example.com. Provide your name,
mailing address, and email address. Developed abstracts will be
reviewed anonymously for acceptance by selected panel chairs.
We look forward to greeting you in Elmira on August 1 through 4, 2013.
STANDING CALLS FOR PAPERS:
Studies in American Humor
Information and Submission Guidelines
- Founded in 1974, Studies in American Humor (ISSN 0095-280X) publishes essays, review essays, and book reviews on all aspects of American humor. Submissions of essay manuscripts of between 5000 and 8000 words are welcome. The journal also invites individuals to send books for review; books and essays for our feature, “The Year’s Work in American Humor Studies”; and primary texts with short analytical essays for “The Recovery Room.”
- One electronic copy of a manuscript should be submitted via email. Chicago style will be accepted only for the initial readers’ reviews of manuscripts; all submissions must be converted to MLA if accepted for publication. Because the journal practices blind submission, the author’s name should appear only on the title page of the manuscript. Contributors must be members in good standing of the AHSA.
- Essay submissions, materials for “The Year’s Work” and “The Recovery Room,” books and inquiries about book reviews, and other publication queries should be addressed to Ed Piacentino, Editor, Studies in American Humor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humor: The International Journal of Humor Research
Instructions for Authors
Contributors are invited to submit articles pertaining to humor research to the editor
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Comedy plays a more important role today than ever before: it is a multi-billion dollar global industry, with Hollywood comedies taking major profits each year and comedians commanding huge salaries and audiences worldwide. Yet there is currently no academic journal dedicated to these cultural phenomena.
Comedy Studies is a response to this glaring absence. The journal will cover multiple aspects of comedy, with articles about both contemporary and historical comedy, interviews with practicing comedians and writers, reviews, letters and editorials. The journal seeks to be instrumental in creating interdisciplinary discourse about the nature and practice of comedy and provide a forum for the disparate voices of comedians, academics and writers. In this way, the journal aims to be the first step in the creation of a community committed to the promotion, documentation and expansion of the field of comedy studies.
Sample themes might include Ancient Greek theatre, the relation of comedy and food and comedy and gender. Another interest would be the role of comedy in therapy; in medical circles comedy is being incorporated into the healing process and professionals are beginning to develop methods of using laughter to deal with physical and psychological problems. The journal is also intent on investigating historical attempts to analyse comedy, from Aristotle to Freud. Finally, it aims to create links between the growing number of university departments who offer specialist units or courses in comedy in the UK and abroad.
Comedy Studies invites contributions from researchers and practitioners throughout the world seeking to analyse all aspects of comedy, laughter and joking. Some proposed topics are:
• Contemporary performance aspects in comedy
• Comedy and gender
• Comedy and therapy
• The comedy foreigner
• Comedy in political life
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