Monday, July 29, 2013

CFP: MAD Magazine and Its Legacies / Studies in American Humor (October 1)

As currently posted on the Studies in American Humor website.
Call for Papers: 
MAD Magazine and Its Legacies
Special issue of Studies in American Humor 
Fall 2014

Since 1952, MAD Magazine has regaled humor lovers and inspired humor producers in many media. Studies in American Humor, the journal of the American Humor Studies Association, invites submission of scholarly papers devoted to MAD Magazine and its legacies for a special issue of the journal appearing in the fall of 2014, co-edited by John Bird (Winthrop University) and Judith Yaross Lee (Ohio University).

Topics might include, but are not limited to:
  • humor, verbal and/or visual
  • subversive humor
  • satire (as technique, analysis of individual examples or themes, etc.)
  • parody (as technique, analysis of individual examples or themes, etc.)
  • individual artists and writers
  • regular and occasional features
  • one or mode recurrent themes (politics, technology, parenthood, suburbia)
  • cultural impact and legacies
  • influence, general and specific (including direct influence on individuals and genres)
  • reception
Potential contributors should send queries and abstracts (500-750 words) by October 1, 2013 or complete manuscripts by June 1, 2014. Email queries and abstracts to

General information on Studies in American Humor and submission guidelines are available at

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