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Title New directions in American humor / edited by David E. E. Sloane.

Imprint Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, c1998.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  817.509 N42    ---  Available
Description ix, 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 -- Comic Texan in film : a regional stereotype in the national imagination / Don Graham -- "Funny Republican" : P. J. O'Rourke and the graying of boomer humor / Thomas Grant -- 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 -- 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 -- 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.
Subject American wit and humor -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Added Author Sloane, David E. E., 1943-
Added Title American humor
ISBN 0817309101 (alk. paper)

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