Graphic Humor in American Periodicals - American Literature Association (5/22/14); proposals due 12/15

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Graphic Humor in American Periodicals

RSAP seeks proposals for the American Literature Association's 25th Annual Conference, 22-25 May 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C.

Abstracts (300 words max.) are encouraged on subjects addressing "graphic humor" in American periodicals. Subjects could range from cartoon strips to political cartoons to illustrations, and may include alternative interpretations of the term "graphic." Papers should focus on the periodical context of the subject, as well as broader concerns of interpreting humor. This panel is co-sponsored by the American Humor Studies Association and the Research Society for American Periodicals. Please e-mail abstracts no later than January 10, 2013 to Tracy Wuster (wustert@gmail.com) with the subject line: "AHSA/RSAP session, 2013 ALA."