American Literature Association Draft Program

Friday, May 26
11:10-12:30
Session 9-C Humor and Travel Organized by the American Humor Studies Association and the Society for the Study of American Travel Writing
Chair: Jeffrey Melton, University of Alabama
1. “Comic Travel Writing on the High and Low Roads—Bill Bryson in Droll Transit,” Lynn Z. Bloom, University of Connecticut
2. “‘We Do Not Laugh at the Same Jokes’: Humor and Alterity in Martha Gellhorn’s Travels with Myself and Another,” Yaël Schlick, Queen’s University
3. “‘Amiable . . . epicures’: Jokes on Cannibalism in 19th-Century
Travel Writing,” Todd Nathan Thompson, Indiana University of
Pennsylvania
Audio-Visual Equipment required: projector/screen

Saturday, May 27
9:40-11:00
Session 15-B Teaching Travel Writing Organized by the Society for the Study of American Travel Writing.   Chair: Susan Roberson, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
1. “Reading Travel/Writing Travel,” William Merrill Decker, Oklahoma State University
2. “You’re Ruining My Honeymoon: Mapping and Travel Writing
Assignments for General Education,” Shealeen A. Meaney, Russell Sage College
3. “Blinded by the Familiar: The Challenge of Teaching Travel Writing at Home,” Jon Volkmer, Ursinus College
Audio-Visual Equipment required: Projector

Saturday, May 27
11:10-12:30
16-P  Business Meeting, Society for the Study of American Travel Writing

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