MLA 2014: Vancouver, B.C.

Comic Dimensions and Varieties of Risk

Saturday, 10 January3:30–4:45 p.m., 222, VCC West

Program arranged by the American Humor Studies Association

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

1. “Humor and the Holocaust: Reconsidering the Reader’s Role in Leslie Epstein’s King of the Jews,” Jennifer M. Santos, Grand Canyon Univ.

2. “Playing with Humor in the Risk-Saturated Era of Islamophobia: Comedic Commentary in Zarqa Nawaz’s Little Mosque on the Prairie,” Roberta Wolfson, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

3. “Risks and Raptures: The Highwire Comedy of Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint,” John Wharton Lowe, Univ. of Georgia