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294. Humor and Subversion: Approaches to Pacific Literature and Orature at the Universities of Hawai‘i and Guam

Friday, 6 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 608, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Caroline Sinavaiana, Univ. of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

1. "bro'Town and The Naked Samoans: Ritual Clowning Goes Prime Time," Caroline Sinavaiana

2. "Mokes with Jokes: Nah Nah Nah Nah—'Bussing Laugh' as Colonial Resistance," Ku‘ualoha Ho‘omanawanui, Univ. of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

3. "The Illusions of Betrayal: Mudrooroo, Indigenousness, and the Stage I Make," Nicholas J. Goetzfridt, Univ. of Guam

4. "Anticolonial Humor and Poetic Resistance in the American Colonies of the Pacific," Brandy Nalani McDougall, Univ. of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

Responding: Craig Perez, Univ. of California, Berkeley

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  • Genre, Theory, Method – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture

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