The Ohio University English Department hosts its Humor in English Studies Conference on alternating years. The next conference is scheduled for Fall 2010
Call for Papers
We are not currently accepting abstracts. Check back in early 2010.
If you're interested, you should check out some of our previous conferences.
We encourage submissions in pedagogy, creative writing, rhetorical theory, composition, literary studies, critical theory, cultural studies, or linguistics. Grounding all submissions should be an interest in exploring the role(s) of levity in work that gets counted–or might get counted–as “disciplinary.” Submissions might touch on any of the following topics:
Humor and classroom practices
Play with representation/identity
Work, play, and social change
Comedy as genre
The politics of the comedic
Really funny jokes (just kidding)