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Appendix R: American Humor, Satire, and Wit

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Selected Bibliography 1980-1999

Apte, Mahadev L. Humor and laughter: an anthropological approach. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1985. GN454.55 .A68

Bennett, Barbara. Comic Visions, Female Voices: Contemporary Women Novelists and Southern Humor. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1998.

Covici, Pascal. Humor and revelation in American literature: the Puritan connection. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 1997. PS430 .C68

Dance, Daryl C. ed. Honey, hush!: an anthology of African American women's humor. NY: W.W. Norton, 1998. PN6231 .N5 H66

Gale, Steven H. ed. Encyclopedia of American humorists. NY: Garland, 1988. PS430 .E53

Mintz, Lawrence E. ed. Humor in America: a research guide to genres and topics. NY: Greenwood P, 1988. PS430 .H86

Pullen, John J. Comic relief: the life and laughter of Artemus Ward, 1834-1867. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1983. PS1143 .P84

Sloane, David E. E. ed. New Directions in American Humor. Tuscaloosa, AL: U of Alabama P, 1998.

Sherrin, Ned. ed. The Oxford dictionary of humorous quotations. NY: Oxford UP, 1995. Ref PN6084 .H8 O94

Williams, Elsie A. The humor of Jackie Moms Mabley: an African American comedic tradition. NY: Garland, 1995. PN2287 .M128 W56

Selected Bibliography 2000-Present  

Banta, Martha. Barbaric Intercourse: Caricature and Culture of Conduct, 1841-1936. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2003.

Dickson-Carr, Darryl. African American Satire: The Sacredly Profane Novel. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2001.

Dunne, Michael. Calvinist Humor in American Literature. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2007.

Gilbert, Joanne R. Performing Marginality: Humor, Gender, and Cultural Critique. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2004.

Gruber, Eva. Humor in Contemporary Native North American Literature: Reimagining Nativeness. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2008.

Inge, M. Thomas. ed. Southern Frontier Humor: An Anthology. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2010.

Kercher, Stephen E. Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2006.

Lee, Judith Y. Defining "New Yorker" Humor. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2000.

Levitt, Paul M. ed. Vaudeville Humor: The Collected Jokes, Routines and Skits of Ed Lowry. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2002.

Marciniak, Vwadek P. Politics, Humor and the Counterculture: Laughter in the Age of Decay. NY: Peter Lang, 2008.

Martin, Gretchen. The Frontier Roots of American Realism: Southwest Humor and the Loophole of Literary Propriety. NY: Peter Lang, 2007.

McNally, John. ed. Humor Me: An Anthology of Humor by Writers of Color. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2002.

Nickels, Cameron C. Civil War Humor. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2010.

Niebylski, Dianna C. Humoring Resistance: Laughter and the Excessive Body in Latin American Women's Fiction. Albany: State U of New York P, 2004.

Nilsen, Alleen and Don. eds. Encyclopedia of 20th-Century American Humor. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx, 2000.

Pollack, John. The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics. NY: Gotham, 2011.

Silver, Andrew. Minstrelsy and Murder: The Crisis of Southern Humor, 1835-1925. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2006.

Soper, Kerry D. Garry Trudeau: Doonesbury and the Aesthetics of Satire. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2008.

Wells, Colin. The Devil and Doctor Dwight: Satire and Theology in the Early American Republic. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2002.

Zhou, Jingqiong. Raymond Carver's Short Fiction in the History of Black Humor. NY: Peter Lang, 2006.

Zwagerman, Sean. Wit's End: Women's Humor as Rhetorical and Performative Strategy. Pittsburgh, PA: U of Pittsburgh P, 2010.

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