Letters Archive
Spring 2002, Vol. 10, No. 2 (requires Adobe Acrobat)
  • Reflections on Memory, Identity, and Political Action
  • Creamed and Molded
  • Nancy A. Walker Lecture and Humor Symposium
  • Race and Wealth Disparity in 21st Century America
  • Robert Penn Warren Lecture on Southern Letters: David Levering Lewis
  • Gender and Sexuality Lecture Series
  • Rethinking the Americas: Crossing Borders and Disciplines
  • Schedule of Events
  • Limits of the Past, an Interdisciplinary Graduate Colloquium

  • Nancy A. Walker Lecture and Humor Symposium

    Regina Barreca, professor of English literature and feminist theory at the University of Connecticut, will present the Nancy A. Walker Lecture to be held on April 4th, 2002, at 7:00 p.m.

    Location to be announced. Professor Barreca is the author of numerous books, monographs, and articles on women’s humor. Her most recent books and collections include Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful (a collection of 120 columns first appearing in The Chicago Tribune, The Hartford Courant, The Orlando Sentinel and The Cleveland Plain Dealer, published by Biblipola Press/UPNE, 2000), Sweet Revenge: The Wicked Delights of Getting Even (Harmony/Crown,1995), Perfect Husbands and Other Fairy Tales: Demystifying Marriage, Men and Romance (Harmony,1993), Untamed and Unabashed: Essays on Women and Comedy in Literature (Wayne State University Press, 1993), and They Used to Call Me Snow White, But I Drifted: Women’s Strategic Uses of Humor (Viking/Penguin,1991). Professor Barreca is also the editor of The Signet Book of American Humor (1999), The Erotics of Instruction (University Press of New England, 1997) and The Penguin Book of Women’s Humor (Penguin,1996). She is the founder and editor of LIT, a critical journal published by Gordon and Breach, and the founding co-editor (with Nancy Walker), of the book series Humor & Gender (also Gordon and Breach).
    On Friday, April 5th, members of Vanderbilt’s faculty will give presentations on their own work as it relates to humor. Among the presenters will be Sam Girgus (English), Barbara Bowen (French and Italian), and Elizabeth Barnes (English).

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