Proposed Special Session for MLA 2012 Seattle: War and the Language of Comedy. Paper proposals due March 13 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Joanna Scutts and Susan Harlan/Modern Language Association
contact email: 
warcomedyMLA@gmail.com

Soliciting papers exploring connections between war and comedy; how war, soldiers and violence have been represented through comic language or form. Medieval to Modern.

Please send 300-word abstracts and a brief CV to warcomedyMLA@gmail.com by March 13 2011. Subject to MLA review.

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
film_and_television
medieval
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
renaissance
theatre
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian