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Monday, 29 December

443. What’s So Funny? Humor in Cuba and the Cuban Diaspora

8:30–9:45 a.m., Yerba Buena Salon 12, Marriott

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Cuban and Cuban Diaspora Cultural Production

Presiding: Sara E. Cooper, California State Univ., Chico

1. “He Who Laughs Last: Humor and Cuban Identity,” Sara E. Cooper

2. “El humor en el cine de Tomás Gutiérrez Alea,” Paul Schroeder, Univ. of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

3. “Timeless Rhetoric in Special Circumstances: Symbol and Satire in La nada cotidiana,” Elena Lahr-Vivaz, Univ. of Pennsylvania

4. “La burla ingrávida: Humor y sociedad en la ficción cubana post-soviética,” Odette Casamayor Cisneros, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

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