“I just flew in from Miami Beach, and, boy, are my arms tired.”
The Society for the Study of American Travel Writing and the American Humor Studies Association seek abstracts for a collaborative session on “Humor and Travel” for the American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, May 25-28, 2017.
We welcome papers focusing on individual authors/travelers from any time period as well as conceptual or theoretical discussions that consider the intersections between travel experiences and expressions of humor.
Proposals might consider the following questions:
How does humor serve to define the inevitable incongruities of travel experiences?