MLA 2009

Found Humor: Humor in the Strangest Places

Program arranged by the American Humor Studies Association

Presiding: Gregg Camfield, Univ. of California, Merced

1. “The Boss in the Funhouse: George Saunders’s Theme Parks and ‘Officialese’ as Black Comedy,” Sarah Cooper Pogell, Univ. of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

2. “San Joy Keen: Narrativized Inadvertent Humor in California’s Great Migration,” Jan Goggans, Univ. of California, Merced

3. “‘This Is an Exit’: Found Humor in American Psycho,” Ryan Wepler, Brandeis Univ.