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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 422–424.
Published: 01 June 2008
... in African American Literature . By Gene Andrew Jarrett. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2007. 223 pp. $47.50. Laughing Mad: The Black Comic Persona in Post-Soul America . By Bambi Haggins. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2007. x, 274 pp. Cloth, $68.00; paper, $23.95...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 421–422.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Teresa A. Goddu © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Shades of Green: Visions of Nature in the Literature of American Slavery, 1770–1860 . By Ian Frederick Finseth. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. xi, 348 pp. 2009. $39.95. Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 57–81.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Mike Chasar In the first three decades of the twentieth century, a new and modern type of African American laughter was increasingly and aggressively sounded in the sonic landscape of the United States. Praised by poet Helene Johnson as an “arrogant and bold” laugh that did not synchronize with the...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 689–717.
Published: 01 December 2013
... across three primary media sites: Jacques Derrida’s writing, criticism of the televisual laugh track, and Miranda July’s 2005 film Me and You and Everyone We Know . Proposing we consider not only parentheses as textual marks but also “parentheticality” as a relational structure, Scheible’s essay weaves...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 541–568.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... To do so reveals the poststructuralist impulses of West’s novel, which explicitly stages the distinction between being and becoming through two different strains of laughter. The first is a self-reflexive laughter , an emotionally legible “ha-ha” that fixes the laughing person as a general type and...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 March 2010
... gave black abolitionism license to be hortatory and humorous at the same time, as seen in Douglass’s editorial apology for ex-fugitive Samuel Ringgold Ward’s “off-color” self-effacements upon arriving in England in 1853: “Samuel is by nature a laughing philosopher, and enjoys fun with a rel...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 639–644.
Published: 01 September 2008
... scenes fea- turing flawed humans. Arguing that this brand of humor “consists in the per- ception of imperfection,” Dunne divides his set of writers into two camps: one that seems to laugh at imperfect beings (William Bradford, Nathanael West) and one that laughs with them (Mark Twain, William...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 470–472.
Published: 01 June 2003
... people rather than in the static existence of the beloved. Bill Barich (Laugh- ing in the Hills) heals from a loss when he accepts his inability to handicap the horse races he is so taken with and when he recognizes the essential and vital...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 273–301.
Published: 01 June 2013
... . Athens : Univ. of Georgia Press . Los Angeles Star . 1861 . “ Photograph of Lincoln—Read and Laugh,Laugh and Rread—Read It Again and Read It Deeper .” June 8 . Loughran Trish . 2007 . The Republic in Print: Print Culture in the Age of US Nation Building, 1770-1870 . New York...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 571–596.
Published: 01 September 2011
... mechani- cal dolls, to this perplexing final walking bridge, the novel’s uncanny and discomfiting images suggest a persistent underlying concern with the dynamics of automatism and perception. The narrator’s last words to his castratorsNow let’s see you laugh, scientistspoint us toward the...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 407–409.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature. By Gene Andrew Jarrett. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2007. 223 pp. $47.50. Laughing Mad: The Black Comic Persona in Post-Soul America. By Bambi Hag- gins. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2007. x, 274 pp...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Pennsylvania Press. 2007. 223 pp. $47.50. Laughing Mad: The Black Comic Persona in Post-Soul America. By Bambi Hag- gins. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2007. x, 274 pp. Cloth, $68.00; paper, $23.95. Carlyle Van Thompson’s Eating the Black Body: Miscegenation as Sexual Con- sumption in...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 411–414.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature. By Gene Andrew Jarrett. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2007. 223 pp. $47.50. Laughing Mad: The Black Comic Persona in Post-Soul America. By Bambi Hag- gins. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2007. x, 274 pp...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 414–416.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Pennsylvania Press. 2007. 223 pp. $47.50. Laughing Mad: The Black Comic Persona in Post-Soul America. By Bambi Hag- gins. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2007. x, 274 pp. Cloth, $68.00; paper, $23.95. Carlyle Van Thompson’s Eating the Black Body: Miscegenation as Sexual Con- sumption in...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 416–419.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature. By Gene Andrew Jarrett. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2007. 223 pp. $47.50. Laughing Mad: The Black Comic Persona in Post-Soul America. By Bambi Hag- gins. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2007. x, 274 pp...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 419–422.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Pennsylvania Press. 2007. 223 pp. $47.50. Laughing Mad: The Black Comic Persona in Post-Soul America. By Bambi Hag- gins. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2007. x, 274 pp. Cloth, $68.00; paper, $23.95. Carlyle Van Thompson’s Eating the Black Body: Miscegenation as Sexual Con- sumption in...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 425–426.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Pennsylvania Press. 2007. 223 pp. $47.50. Laughing Mad: The Black Comic Persona in Post-Soul America. By Bambi Hag- gins. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2007. x, 274 pp. Cloth, $68.00; paper, $23.95. Carlyle Van Thompson’s Eating the Black Body: Miscegenation as Sexual Con- sumption in...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 427–430.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Pennsylvania Press. 2007. 223 pp. $47.50. Laughing Mad: The Black Comic Persona in Post-Soul America. By Bambi Hag- gins. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2007. x, 274 pp. Cloth, $68.00; paper, $23.95. Carlyle Van Thompson’s Eating the Black Body: Miscegenation as Sexual Con- sumption in...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 463–494.
Published: 01 September 2000
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 843–866.
Published: 01 December 2000
... the Igorots in the mountains. They consider dog meat a delicacy Everybody laughed. ‘‘Will you tell this ignoramus here the truth, Hassim Old Bio pleaded. Tseng 2000.12.5 11...