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