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