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African American Humor Irony and Satire

African American Humor  Irony and Satire
  • Author : Dana A. Williams
  • Publsiher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 26 March 2009
  • ISBN : 1443806560
  • Pages : 170 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Summary:
African American Humor, Irony, and Satire: Ishmael Reed, Satirically Speaking includes select proceedings from the annual Heart’s Day Conference, sponsored by the Department of English at Howard University. Among the collection’s many strengths is the range of essays included here. Essays on Ishmael Reed center the collection, and satirists from George Schuyler to Aaron McGruder are examined as are popular culture comedians Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle. Thus, the collection adds broadly to the body of scholarship on traditional and non-traditional interpretations of humor, irony, and satire. What these essays also reveal is how the lens of humor, irony, and satire as a way of reading texts is especially useful in highlighting the complexity of African American life and culture. The essays also uncover crucial but no so obvious connections between African Americans and other world cultures.


African American Humor, Irony and Satire

African American Humor, Irony and Satire
  • Author : Dana A. Williams
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 26 March 2009
GET THIS BOOKAfrican American Humor, Irony and Satire

African American Humor, Irony, and Satire: Ishmael Reed, Satirically Speaking includes select proceedings from the annual Heart’s Day Conference, sponsored by the Department of English at Howard University. Among the collection’s many strengths is the range of essays included here. Essays on Ishmael Reed center the collection, and satirists from George Schuyler to Aaron McGruder are examined as are popular culture comedians Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle. Thus, the collection adds broadly to the body of scholarship on


African American Satire

African American Satire
  • Author : Darryl Dickson-Carr
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release : 02 March 2021
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"Satire's real purpose as a literary genre is to criticize through humor, irony, caricature, and parody, and ultimately to defy the status quo. In African American Satire, Darryl Dickson-Carr provides the first book-length study of African-American satire and the vital role it has played. In the process he investigates African American literature, American literature, and the history of satire." --Book Jacket.


A Decade of Dark Humor

A Decade of Dark Humor
  • Author : Ted Gournelos,Viveca Greene
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 01 August 2011
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A Decade of Dark Humor analyzes ways in which popular and visual culture used humor-in a variety of forms-to confront the attacks of September 11, 2001 and, more specifically, the aftermath. This interdisciplinary volume brings together scholars from four countries to discuss the impact of humor and irony on both media discourse and tangible political reality. Furthermore, it demonstrates that laughter is simultaneously an avenue through which social issues are deferred or obfuscated, a way in which neoliberal or neoconservative rhetoric is


Post-Soul Satire

Post-Soul Satire
  • Author : Derek C. Maus,James J. Donahue
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 07 July 2014
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From 30 Americans to Angry White Boy, from Bamboozled to The Boondocks, from Chappelle’s Show to The Colored Museum, this collection of twenty-one essays takes an interdisciplinary look at the flowering of satire and its influence in defining new roles in black identity. As a mode of expression for a generation of writers, comedians, cartoonists, musicians, filmmakers, and visual/conceptual artists, satire enables collective questioning of many of the fundamental presumptions about black identity in the wake of the civil


The Funk Era and Beyond

The Funk Era and Beyond
  • Author : Tony Bolden
  • Publisher : Signs of Race
  • Release : 15 July 2008
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The Funk Era and Beyond is the first scholarly collection to discuss funk music in America and delve into the intricate and complex nature of the word and its accompanying genre. While pleasure and performance are often presumed to be mutually exclusive of intellectuality, funk offers immense possibilities for a new critical rubric. As these writings demonstrate, funk is reflected in myriad forms and context and has been the catalyst for stylistic innovation. Contributors employ a multitude of methodologies to


Post-World War II Masculinities in British and American Literature and Culture

Post-World War II Masculinities in British and American Literature and Culture
  • Author : Stefan Horlacher,Kevin Floyd
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 08 April 2016
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Analyzing literary texts, plays, films and photographs within a transatlantic framework, this volume explores the inseparable and mutually influential relationship between different forms of national identity in Great Britain and the United States and the construction of masculinity in each country. The contributors take up issues related to how certain kinds of nationally specific masculine identifications are produced, how these change over time, and how literature and other forms of cultural representation eventually question and deconstruct their own myths of


Laughing Fit to Kill

Laughing Fit to Kill
  • Author : Glenda Carpio
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 01 July 2008
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Reassessing the meanings of "black humor" and "dark satire," Laughing Fit to Kill illustrates how black comedians, writers, and artists have deftly deployed various modes of comedic "conjuring"--the absurd, the grotesque, and the strategic expression of racial stereotypes--to redress not only the past injustices of slavery and racism in America but also their legacy in the present. Focusing on representations of slavery in the post-civil rights era, Carpio explores stereotypes in Richard Pryor's groundbreaking stand-up act and the outrageous


The Sellout

The Sellout
  • Author : Paul Beatty
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 03 March 2015
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Winner of the Man Booker Prize Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature New York Times Bestseller Los Angeles Times Bestseller Named One of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review Named a Best Book of the Year by Newsweek, The Denver Post, BuzzFeed, Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly Named a "Must-Read" by Flavorwire and New York Magazine's "Vulture" Blog A biting


Humor and Satire on Contemporary Television

Humor and Satire on Contemporary Television
  • Author : Silas Kaine Ezell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 26 May 2016
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This book examines contemporary American animated humor, focusing on popular animated television shows in order to explore the ways in which they engage with American culture and history, employing a peculiarly American way of using humor to discuss important cultural issues. With attention to the work of American humorists, such as the Southwest humorists, Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker, and Kurt Vonnegut, and the question of the extent to which modern animated satire shares the qualities of earlier humor, particularly the


Runaway Genres

Runaway Genres
  • Author : Yogita Goyal
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 29 October 2019
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Argues that the slave narrative is a new world literary genre In Runaway Genres, Yogita Goyal tracks the emergence of slavery as the defining template through which current forms of human rights abuses are understood. The post-black satire of Paul Beatty and Mat Johnson, modern slave narratives from Sudan to Sierra Leone, and the new Afropolitan diaspora of writers like Teju Cole and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie all are woven into Goyal’s argument for the slave narrative as a new


Whiting Up

Whiting Up
  • Author : Marvin McAllister
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release : 05 December 2011
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In the early 1890s, black performer Bob Cole turned blackface minstrelsy on its head with his nationally recognized whiteface creation, a character he called Willie Wayside. Just over a century later, hiphop star Busta Rhymes performed a whiteface supercop in his hit music video "Dangerous." In this sweeping work, Marvin McAllister explores the enduring tradition of "whiting up," in which African American actors, comics, musicians, and even everyday people have studied and assumed white racial identities. Not to be confused


On the Real Side

On the Real Side
  • Author : Mel Watkins
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 02 March 1994
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A history of African-American humor reassesses traditional stereotypes and offers a new appreciation of the performers


The Function of Black Humor and Satire in the Dystopian Novel "Oryx & Crake" by Margaret Atwood

The Function of Black Humor and Satire in the Dystopian Novel
  • Author : Jule Grassmann
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 08 March 2017
GET THIS BOOKThe Function of Black Humor and Satire in the Dystopian Novel "Oryx & Crake" by Margaret Atwood

Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0, University of Rostock (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Proseminar: Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake. Contexts and Criticism, language: English, abstract: This essay sets out to analyze Margaret Atwood’s use of black humor and satire in her novel "Oryx and Crake". Furthermore, it examines the function of such. Especially this essay looks at Atwood’s intention to provide a satiric tone and black humor and shows that they are



The Federal Role in Criminal Law

The Federal Role in Criminal Law
  • Author : James A. Strazzella
  • Publisher : Amer Academy of Political &
  • Release : 02 March 1996
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Since 1889, The American Academy of Political and Social Science has served as a forum for the free exchange of ideas among the well informed and intellectually curious. In this era of specialization, few scholarly periodicals cover the scope of societies and politics like The ANNALS. Each volume is guest edited by outstanding scholars and experts in the topics studied and presents more than 200 pages of timely, in-depth research on a significant topic of concern-- http://ann.sagepub.com.