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

full name / name of organization: 
Research Society for American Periodicals
contact email: 
wustert@gmail.com

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.”

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond