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Thursday, 28 December

265. Life Writing and Humor

3:30–4:45 p.m., 203-B, Convention Center

Program arranged by the Division on Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing

Presiding: William Craig Howes, Univ. of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

1. “Humor, Life Writing, and Ideology: From Soviet to Post-Soviet Stand-Up Comedy,” Olga M. Mesropova, Iowa State Univ.

2. “Comic Self-Construction from Montaigne to Barthes,” Jan Hokenson, Florida Atlantic Univ.

3. “Women, War, and Other Big Jokes: Women Writing Their Contemporary Combat Stories,” Margaret Diane Stetz, Univ. of Delaware, Newark

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