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Southern frontier humor : new approaches

Author: Edward J Piacentino
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since its inception in the early 1830s, southern frontier humor (also known as the humor of the Old Southwest) has had enduring appeal. The onset of the new millennium precipitated an impressive rejuvenation of scholarly interest. Beyond Southern Frontier Humor: Prospects and Possibilities represents the next step in this revival, providing a series of essays with fresh perspectives and contexts. First the book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Humor
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Southern frontier humor.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2013
(DLC) 2012044873
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Piacentino
ISBN: 9781621039389 1621039382 9781617037696 1617037699
OCLC Number: 823014166
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 237 pages) : illustration
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Henry Junius Nott and the Roots of Southern Frontier Humor; Hysterical Power: Frontier Humor and Genres of Cultural Conquest; "Bawn in a Brier-patch" and Frontier Bred: Joel Chandler Harris's Debt to the Humor of the Old South; From Swamp Doctor to Conjure Woman: Exploring "Science" and Race in Nineteenth-Century America; Sherwood Bonner and the Postbellum Legacy of Southwestern Humor; "I wa' n't bawn in de mash to be fool' by trash!": Mark Twain's "A True Story" and the Culmination of Southern Frontier Humor. Morphing Once Again: From Jack to Simon Suggs to Aunt LucilleAnancy's Web/Sut's Stratagems: Humor, Race, and Trickery in Jamaica and the Old Southwest; Postmodern Humor ante Litteram: Self-Reflexivity, Incongruity, and Dialect in George Washington Harris's Yarns Spun; The Real Big Kill: Authenticity, Ecology, and Narrative in Southern Frontier Humor; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Responsibility: edited by Ed Piacentino.

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Since its inception in the early 1830s, southern frontier humor (also known as the humor of the Old Southwest) has had enduring appeal. The onset of the new millennium precipitated an impressive rejuvenation of scholarly interest. Beyond Southern Frontier Humor: Prospects and Possibilities represents the next step in this revival, providing a series of essays with fresh perspectives and contexts. First the book shows the importance of Henry Junius Nott, a writer virtually unknown and forgotten who mined many of the principal subjects, themes, tropes, and character types associate.

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