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WESTVIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
Thirty-FifthColloquium on Literature and FilmSeptember 13-15, 2012 
FEATUREDSPEAKERS
 
“Humorin Documentaries? You’ve Got to be Joking!”
Keynotetalk by Ross McElwee, Documentary Filmmaker and Professor of the
Practice of Filmmaking, Harvard University
 
"Comedyin the Making: A Conversation with Anne Harris of Comedy Central"
Featuring Anne Harris, Director of Talent, ComedyCentral, 
and Jay Malarcher, Theater Professor andHumor Scholar, WVU
 
CALLFOR PAPERS
 
   The Language of Humor in Literature and Film

 
Weare seeking submissions about the many ways that authors and
filmmakers usehumor in their works.  Analyses may beabout works in any
language and time period, and may be presented in English,French,
German, or Spanish. Topics include but are not limited to thefollowing:
 
Irony
Parody
Comedy 
Political Satire
Great NationalHumorists and Their Works
Theories ofHumor and Laughter
Challenges ofTranslating Humor
History of Humor
Humor asResistance or Subversion
Humor inMinority Film and Literatures
Humor of Ethnicand National Identities
CounteringXenophobia and Prejudice through Humor
Comics, Cartoonsand Graphic Novels
GenderedApproaches to Humor
Humor in PopularCulture
Humor inDocumentaries
The Semiotics ofHumor
Stylistics ofHumor 
ConversationAnalysis
Dialect,Stereotype and Humor 
The Actor’sContribution: Body Language, Delivery and Inflection
Puns andWord-Play: Linguistic Ambiguity in Humorous Literature
PedagogicalApproaches to Humor in Literature and Film
 
Pleasesubmit 300-word proposals for papers and/or panels by April 1,
2012 to Deborah Janson, Colloquium Director, [log in to unmask]
program will allow twenty minutes for the reading of each paper
withadditional time for discussion.  Includea cover letter containing
the proposal’s title, complete contact information,and institutional
affiliation.You may also direct questions to Dr. Janson via
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Department of World Languages,Literatures, and Linguistics/205 Chitwood
Hall/Morgantown, WV 26506/304-293-5121


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