Sunday, October 25 and Monday October 26, 2009
Kent State University
"'They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore': The Musical Humor of Kinky Friedman and His Texas Jewboys in Historical and Geographical Perspective"
"One Clove Away From a Pomander Ball': The Subversive Tradition of Jewish Female Humor"
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Giovanna Del Negro
Texas A&M University
"The Bad Girls of Jewish Comedy: Gender, Class, Assimilation, and Whiteness in Post WWII America"
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
University of Wisconsin Platteville
"The New Jewish Blackface: African American Tropes in Contemporary Jewish Humor"
Case Western Reserve University
Western Washington University
"Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Karl: Immigrant Humor and the Depression"
Charles David Isbell
Louisiana State University
Joan Latchaw & David Peterson
University of Nebraska at Omaha
"Jewish Humor, Comedy, and Collaborative Resistance in Mel Brooks' To Be or Not to Be"
Arizona State University
"Nuances and Subtleties in Jewish Film Humor"
"The Creation of Polish Public Perception of Jews through Jewish Humor"