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Thursday, 30 December

693. Defying Limits: Subversive Humor in the Texts of American Minorities and Women

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 408, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the American Humor Studies Association

Presiding: Edward Joseph Piacentino, High Point Univ.

1. “Lords (and Ladies) of Misrule: Andrew Jackson and His Comic Doubles,” Jeff Smith, Univ. of Southern California

2. “‘A Slave in Form but Not in Fact’: Subversive Humor and the Rhetoric of Irony in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass,” Mark K. Burns, Brigham Young Univ., UT

3. “Ralph Ellison’s ‘Extravagance of Laughter’; or, How to Destroy a Laughing Barrel,” Anca E. Parvulescu, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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