The Uses of Humor to Muddle through the COVID Pandemic

deadline for submissions: 
June 18, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Joseph A. Alvarez/ SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
contact email: 

THE USES OF HUMOR TO MUDDLE THROUGH THE COVID PANDEMIC

AMERICAN HUMOR STUDIES ASSOCIATION

The whole world has suffered the ravages of the COVID-19 virus. More than half a million Americans have died after contracting the virus. As grim as that sounds, pundits, comedians, cartoonists, and TV talk shows, among other media‚ have used humor to cope with this tragic pandemic. The chair of this traditional format session welcomes submissions on any aspect of “The Uses of Humor to Muddle through the COVID Pandemic.” By June 18, 2021, please submit an abstract of 500-1,000 words, a brief bio, a commitment to attend the conference, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Joe Alvarez, Independent Scholar, at jalvarez@carolina.rr.com.