MLA 2005

 Joke Cycles

Program arranged by the American Humor Studies Association

Presiding: Janice E. McIntire-Strasburg, Saint Louis Univ.

1. “Getting Mark Twain’s Elephant Joke,” John Cullen Gruesser, Kean Univ.

2. “The Territorial Shaggy Dog,” Page Kerry Richards, Univ. of Hong Kong

3. “‘What Is This, a Joke?’: Joke Cycles and the Tipping Point,” John C. Bird, Winthrop Univ.

Woody Allen

Program arranged by the American Humor Studies Association

Presiding: John C. Bird, Winthrop Univ.

1. “‘We Liked You Better When You Were Funny’: Bergman, Fellini, and Other Influences on Woody Allen Films,” Joseph A. Alvarez, Charter Oak State Coll.

2. “‘The Only Absolute Knowledge Attainable by Man’: Key Ontological Jokes and the Comedics of Epistemology in the Films of Woody Allen,” Luther Riedel, Mohawk Valley Community Coll., NY

3. “High Fidelity’s Rob Gordon: A Derivative of Three 1970s Woody Allen Characters,” Jeffrey R. Schrecongost, Ball State Univ