CFP: SSAWW Panel Proposal on The Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers (1.15.15)

The Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers

Call for papers for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers

 November 4-8, 2015, Philadelphia

This panel will look at the politics of women’s humor and its potential power of transgression and transformation.  Women’s humor can be seen as an indirect form of social protest and has been contested among feminist critics as a potential source of sublimation and perpetuation of the status quo as well as a source of transgression and social change.  Submissions on all forms and periods of women’s humor welcome, including fiction, poetry, drama, satire, wit, irony, stand-up comedy, situation comedy, cartoons, both historical and contemporary.

Please e-mail  250-word abstract and brief bio to by January 15, 2015.