CFP: [20th] NeMLA: Gender & Humor in 20th/21st Century

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Lauryl Tucker
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40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

This panel will explore how twentieth-century texts, literary or
theoretical, convey the relationship between gender and humor. How do
gender norms help determine a text’s invitation to laughter, and how does
humor shape, preserve, and/or disrupt these concepts of gender identity?
Might there be a categorical alliance between the queer and the comic?
How has humor functioned as a gendered liability or advantage in modern

Please send 300-word abstracts (including current contact info,
affiliation) and a brief scholarly bio or CV, to Lauryl Tucker at If you know that you'll require special A/V
accommodations, do please indicate as much.

Deadline: September 15, 2008

Note: the complete Call for Papers for the 2009 Convention is posted at

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA
panel; however panelists can only present one paper. Convention
participants may present a paper at a panel or seminar and also present
at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

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