MLA 2011

Retrospective: The Gothic in American Humor

Program arranged by the American Humor Studies Association

Presiding: Joseph A. Alvarez, Charter Oak State Coll.

1. “Grotesque and Ghostly: Humor, Race, and Blackface in the Roots of the Southern Gothic,” Sharon D. McCoy, Univ. of Georgia

2. “Updating the Gothic: Reinterpreting Ichabod Crane for the Twentieth Century,” Janice E. McIntire-Strasburg, Saint Louis Univ.

3. “Defective Fiction: Twain on Doyle,” Gregg Camfield, Univ. of California, Merced