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Gender, Authenticity, and Hair in African American Stand-up Comedy

Lanita Jacobs-Huey

in From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women's Hair Care

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304169
eISBN:
9780199866939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304169.003.04
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter looks beyond the contexts of hair-care practice among African American women to consider narrative performances about hair in black comedy clubs. Black stand-up comedy is an especially ... More


Race and Black Humor: From a Planetary Perspective

Takayuki Tatsumi

in Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811523
eISBN:
9781496811561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Takayuki Tatsumi, in “Race and Black Humor: From a Planetary Perspective,” uses the literary concept of black humor to frame his discussion of race and humanity on a global scale. Starting with a ... More


Blague Hard! Vallès

WALTER REDFERN

in French Laughter: Literary Humour from Diderot to Tournier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199237579
eISBN:
9780191696749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237579.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In all French dictionaries, blague means ‘bag’ (from Dutch balg, a sack), and secondarily, a joke. By association, blague came to signify windbag, joker. The blague is polysemous, jack-of-all-trades. ... More


al-Thawra al-daHika: The Challenges of Translating Revolutionary Humor

Lewis Sanders IV and ark Visonà

in Translating Egypt's Revolution: The Language of Tahrir (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165337
eISBN:
9781617971303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165337.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The authors translate a representative selection from the avalanche of political jokes that the Egyptian revolution generated and that have qualified it as “the laughing revolution” analyzing the ... More


Through the Lens of Black Humour: A Polish Adam in the Post-Wall World

Rimma Garn

in East, West and Centre: Reframing post-1989 European Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748694150
eISBN:
9781474408592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694150.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces the popular and critically-acclaimed Polish director Marek Koterski, whose oeuvre, characterized by black humor and startling naturalism, is almost entirely unknown outside of ... More


From Ecohumor to Ecohumanism: Iegor Gran’s O.N.G! and L’Ecologie en bas de chez moi

Jonathan F. Krell

in Ecocritics and Ecoskeptics: A Humanist Reading of Recent French Ecofiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622058
eISBN:
9781800341319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622058.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Iegor Gran’s two humorous novels poke fun at the self-righteousness, opportunism, anti-humanism, catastrophism, and humorlessness of some environmentalists. More an ecoheretic than an ecosceptic, ... More


Thunderbird Immolation: William Pope.L and Burning Racism (2002)1

Kristine Stiles

in Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226774510
eISBN:
9780226304403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.003.0014
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter examines William Pope.L's Thunderbird Immolation, a work of art that brings humor into the context of racism. Thunderbird Immolation (and other street works like Roach Motel, 1978) is ... More


Introduction: The Best-Kept Secret in America

Micaela di Leonardo

in Black Radio/Black Resistance: The Life & Times of the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870195
eISBN:
9780190870225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870195.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Culture

This chapter introduces The Tom Joyner Morning Show and describes its origin, format, audience, music, progressive politics, wit, growth, and longevity. I lay out my discovery of the show, my ... More


Recognition Looking Defeat in the Face

Julia A. Stern

in Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226773285
eISBN:
9780226773315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226773315.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Mary Boykin Chesnut was nothing if not an observant witness to her times, and this chapter explores through two key episodes her own transformations of status, as the energies of war swept her from ... More


Traumatic Experiences: War Literature in Bosnia and Herzegovina Since the 1990s

Davor Beganović

in After Yugoslavia: The Cultural Spaces of a Vanished Land

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784023
eISBN:
9780804787345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784023.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter parallelizes two periods in Yugoslav history: the aftermath of World War I and the years after the 1990s Yugoslav civil wars. The patterns established in expressionist literature ... More


After the Silence

Barry Forshaw

in The Silence of the Lambs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733650
eISBN:
9781800342071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733650.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses the sequel to The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Ridley Scott's Hannibal (2001). Both the colour palette and the tone of the new film were different from its predecessor, with a ... More


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