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Wednesday, 30 December

702. Humor and the Environment

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Commonwealth Hall D, Loews

Program arranged by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Presiding: Scott Knickerbocker, Coll. of Idaho

1. “Humor and Humility in Robert Sullivan’s The Meadowlands,” John Peterson, Pepperdine Univ.

2. “Involuntary Satire and Global Risk in Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle,” Molly Wallace, Queen’s Univ.

3. “Honeyed Venom: Humor’s Role in Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible,” Katherine R. Chandler, Saint Mary’s Coll., MD

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