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519. "Laughing to Keep from Crying": Pain and Humor

Saturday, 5 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Jefferson, Sheraton

Program arranged by the American Humor Studies Association

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

1. "The Servant's Laughter and the Dissolution of Colonial Authority in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea," Rick Rodriguez, Loyola Univ., Chicago

2. "'Hopefully You're into That Kind of Thing': Cultural Implications of the 'Rape Joke' in Contemporary America," Natalie Carter, Butler Univ.

3. "'There Are Some Things So Serious That You Have to Laugh at Them': Humor in the Concentration Camp Narratives of Alicia Partnoy and Hernán Valdés," Kimberly Nance, Illinois State Univ.

For abstracts, visit www.slu.edu/academic/ahsa/.


Subjects:

  • Comparative Literature – Twentieth Century

  • American Literature – General

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