ALA 2010

With Humor for All:  Toward a New Anthology of American Humor 

Organized by the American Humor Studies Association

Chair:  David E. E. Sloane, University of New Haven

John Bird, Winthrop University

Shelly Marie Combs, Saint Louis University

Catherine Keyser, University of South Carolina

Peter Kunze, Florida State University

Sharon D. McCoy, University of Georgia

Linda A. Morris, University of California-Davis

Liam Purdon, Doane College

Daniel Royot, Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle

A  Humor and the Great Divide  

Organized by the American Humor Studies Association

Chair:  Sharon D. McCoy, University of Georgia

1.              “Critic v. Text:  Dancing Over or Spitting Into the Abyss?”  Gregg Camfield, University of California-Merced

2.              “Finding White Voice:  Linguistic Elasticity in Black Comedic Performance,” Michelle D. Taylor, Wayne State University

3.              “Modes of Exhibition Conducive to Subversion in the Cable TV Show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Carlos Jimenez, University of California-Santa Barbara

4.            “‘All We Americans Come to Europe to Look At’:  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Travel Satire,” Catherine Keyser, University of South Carolina

 

Humor and Ethnicity   

Organized by MELUS

Chair: Wenxin Li, Suffolk Community College, SUNY

1.              “‘Call Me Zits’: Using Humor to Interrogate Identity and Enable Survival in Sherman Alexie’s Flight,” Jennifer C. Rossi, St. John Fisher College

2.               “Louis Owens and the Comedy of Survivance,” Linda Lizut Helstern, North Dakota State University

3.               “Sherman Laughs (and Cries) With You,” Lara Narcisi, Regis University