Humor Scholarship. Horror/SF/Fantasy Scholarship. Edgar Alien Poe: “Submit to the MPCA/MACA. Resistance is Nevermore!" Hilton Milwaukee (WI) City Center, October 14-16, 2011. Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Ass'n submission deadline: April 30 (but I'll accept outstanding submissions till May 10). Along with your paper topic & title (plus your name, contact info, & affiliation), please also include the essence of your thesis and a couple of the likely primary theoretical players you’ll be citing. Accepted panelists will be notified no later than May 15. Nothing good is off-limits. Going too far in these genre may actually be a good starting point. Is Chuck Palahniuk truly doing transgressive horror, a postmodern Arthur Machen, or more like Christopher Moore on meth tweaking out with an old, beat up copy of Gray’s Anatomy? Think Patton Oswalt is actually writing horror? Has “web2.0” (e.g., Twitter, YouTube, blogs) changed the way SF/Fantasy or humor or horror is distributed or consumed in some way that’s not obvious? What about the writings of “humanistic humorists” such as Vonnegut, Twain, or Carlin in the horror genre? What can an Americanist perspective gain from the mad genius of giallo or Theatre du Grand-Guignol, or, for that matter, Alan Moore or Florence Foresti or Eddie Izzard or Peter Jackson or Aldous Huxley or Ricky Gervais? Beyond the obvious, that is. Rock us.
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