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The Orbit Magazine Anthology

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Rob St. Mary
With a Foreword by Jerry Vile

A history of three of Detroit’s most irreverent and memorable alt-media publications—Orbit, Fun, and White Noise—from 1978 to 1999.

Paperback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814337318

Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema

Edited by Gayatri Devi and Najat Rahman

Explores the proliferation of humor in recent cinema of the Middle East and its possible ramifications for cinematic representation, art, and politics.

Paperback
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814339374
eBOOK
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814339381
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Understanding Humor in Japan

Edited by Jessica Milner Davis

A comprehensive look at the customary differences between humor in Japan and the West, providing cultural examples and illustrative terminology in the original Japanese.

Paperback
Published: February 2006
ISBN: 9780814331651
eBOOK
Published: February 2006
ISBN: 9780814340912

Performing Marginality

Humor, Gender, and Cultural Critique

Joanne R. Gilbert

A rhetorical analysis of female stand-up comics that explores the relationships among humor, gender, and power in contemporary culture.

Paperback
Published: April 2004
ISBN: 9780814328033
eBOOK
Published: April 2004
ISBN: 9780814337448

Writing Humor

Creativity and the Comic Mind

Mary Ann Rishel

Learn how to expand the humor in your imagination into the most fulfilling and fun-filled genres in creative writing—from comedy to a satirical essay to a joke monologue—with the help of Writing Humor, the first textbook of its kind for college students.

Paperback
Published: April 2002
ISBN: 9780814329603
Hardback
Published: April 2002
ISBN: 9780814329597

Laughing Feminism

Subversive Comedy in Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen

Audrey Bilger

An examination of comedy and feminism in the works of early women British novelists.

Paperback
Published: February 2002
ISBN: 9780814330548

Humor in Borges

René de Costa

Humor in Borges studies the humor embedded in the fiction of the serious and metaphysical literary figure, Jorge Luis Borges.

Hardback
Published: April 2000
ISBN: 9780814328880

Work Hard and You Shall Be Rewarded

Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire

Alan Dundes and Carl R. Pagter

Anyone who has ever filled in a form in triplicate, taken an aptitude test, or been rebuffed by a form letter will appreciate the urban folklore found in this collection.

Paperback
Published: December 1992
ISBN: 9780814324325
eBOOK
Published: December 1992
ISBN: 9780814337417

Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing

Still More Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire

Alan Dundes
Carl R. Pagter

Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing documents the thriving folklore tradition that circulates in the workplace.

Paperback
Published: June 1991
ISBN: 9780814323588
Hardback
Published: June 1991
ISBN: 9780814323571
eBOOK
Published: June 1991
ISBN: 9780814337400

Jewish Wry

Essays on Jewish Humor

Edited with an Introduction by Sarah Blacher Cohen

Jewish Wry examines the development of Jewish humor in a series of essays on topics that range from Sholom Aleichem's humor to Jewish comediennes through to the humor of Philip Roth.

Paperback
Published: December 1990
ISBN: 9780814323663

When You're Up to Your Ass in Alligators

More Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire

Alan Dundes
Carl R. Pagter

Office copier folklore that regularly circulate in office buildings everywhere—is the subject of this innovative study.

Paperback
Published: April 1987
ISBN: 9780814318676