Friday, 07 January
224. Drawing the Punch Line: Humor in Italian American Literature
10:15–11:30 a.m., Platinum Salon J, J. W. Marriott
Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Italian American Literature
Presiding: JoAnne Ruvoli, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
1. “‘What’ya Mean I’m Funny?’: Humor and Italian American Masculinities,” Fred L. Gardaphe, Queens Coll., City Univ. of New York
2. “‘Mass Cards Stuck behind Switch Plates’: Detecting Gendered Italian American Comedic Narrative in the Legal Thrillers of Lisa Scottoline,” Roseanne Giannini Quinn, Santa Clara Univ.
3. “Jiggling with History: Postmodern Humor in Binelli’s Sacco and Vanzetti Must Die!,” John Wharton Lowe, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge
For abstracts, write to firstname.lastname@example.org after 1 Dec.