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New directions in American humor

Author: David E E Sloane
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1998.
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Examining television, cartoons, sports, political reporting, film and literature, this anthology places American humour in social and historic context and identifies the directions and themes that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Aufsatzsammlung
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New directions in American humor.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607108267
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David E E Sloane
ISBN: 0817309101 9780817309107
OCLC Number: 38042901
Description: ix, 280 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "Change it! This sucks!" : Beavis and Butt-head, idiot savants of cultural criticism / Douglas Sun --
How MTV "re-butts" the satiric argument of Beavis and Butt-head / Gregg Camfield --
Now's the time : the Richard Pryor phenomenon and the triumph of Black culture / Siva Vaidhyanathan --
The comic Texan in film : a regional stereotype in the national imagination / Don Graham --
The "funny Republican" : P.J. O'Rourke and the graying of boomer humor / Thomas Grant --
The Mark Twain of baseball? : A proposal for humor research of turn-of-the-century American sportswriting / David G. Lott --Humor high and low : an introduction / Steven H. Gale --
Talking back to the culture : contemporary women's comic art / Nancy A. Walker --
"Old maids" and wily "widders" : the humor of Ruth McEnery Stuart / Judy Sneller --
"Quite unclassifiable" : crossing genres, crossing genders in Twain and Greene / Karen L. Kilcup --
Making fun of the critics : Edith Wharton's anticipation of the postmodern academic romance / Michele S. Ware --
The Comstock matrix of Twain's humor / Lawrence I. Berkove --
Mark Twain's fingerprints in Pudd'nhead Wilson / Louis J. Budd --
Eddie didn't do stand-up : some keys to Poe's humor / David Tomlinson --
Mark Twain and the funny magic of the German language / Holger Kersten --
Huck Finn on his best behavior : the problem of translation / James R. Papp --
Linguistic affinities : translating Bryce Echenique's Lima humor for readers of English / Alita Kelley ; French and Spanish translations by Alita Kelley --
Teaching a text-based humor course : "You can't get there from here, stranger" / Donald Barlow Stauffer --
New directions in American humor : an afterword / David E.E. Sloane.
Other Titles: American humor
Responsibility: edited by David E.E. Sloane.

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