Studies in Irony Fatigue
In this lively and fascinating analysis of humorists and their work, Will Kaufman breaks new ground with his irony fatigue theory.
A history of three of Detroit’s most irreverent and memorable alt-media publications—Orbit, Fun, and White Noise—from 1978 to 1999.
Explores the proliferation of humor in recent cinema of the Middle East and its possible ramifications for cinematic representation, art, and politics.
Strange Humors of Cinema
Fascinating explorations of dark, strange, unpredictable, and non-comedic laughter.
A comprehensive look at the customary differences between humor in Japan and the West, providing cultural examples and illustrative terminology in the original Japanese.
Humor, Gender, and Cultural Critique
A rhetorical analysis of female stand-up comics that explores the relationships among humor, gender, and power in contemporary culture.
Creativity and the Comic Mind
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.
Subversive Comedy in Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen
An examination of comedy and feminism in the works of early women British novelists.
Humor in Borges studies the humor embedded in the fiction of the serious and metaphysical literary figure, Jorge Luis Borges.
Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire
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.
Still More Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire
Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing documents the thriving folklore tradition that circulates in the workplace.
Essays on Jewish Humor
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.
More Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire
Office copier folklore that regularly circulate in office buildings everywhere—is the subject of this innovative study.