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Selected Bibliography 2000-2010  

Banta, Martha. Barbaric Intercourse: Caricature and Culture of Conduct, 1841-1936. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2003.

Dickson-Carr, Darryl. African American Satire: The Sacredly Profane Novel. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2001.

Dunne, Michael. Calvinist Humor in American Literature. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2007.

Gilbert, Joanne R. Performing Marginality: Humor, Gender, and Cultural Critique. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2004.

Gruber, Eva. Humor in Contemporary Native North American Literature: Reimagining Nativeness. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2008.

Inge, M. Thomas. ed. Southern Frontier Humor: An Anthology. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2010.

Kercher, Stephen E. Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2006.

Lee, Judith Y. Defining "New Yorker" Humor. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2000.

Levitt, Paul M. ed. Vaudeville Humor: The Collected Jokes, Routines and Skits of Ed Lowry. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2002.

Marciniak, Vwadek P. Politics, Humor and the Counterculture: Laughter in the Age of Decay. NY: Peter Lang, 2008.

Martin, Gretchen. The Frontier Roots of American Realism: Southwest Humor and the Loophole of Literary Propriety. NY: Peter Lang, 2007.

McNally, John. ed. Humor Me: An Anthology of Humor by Writers of Color. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2002.

Nickels, Cameron C. Civil War Humor. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2010.

Niebylski, Dianna C. Humoring Resistance: Laughter and the Excessive Body in Latin American Women's Fiction. Albany: State U of New York P, 2004.

Nilsen, Alleen and Don. eds. Encyclopedia of 20th-Century American Humor. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx, 2000.

Silver, Andrew. Minstrelsy and Murder: The Crisis of Southern Humor, 1835-1925. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2006.

Soper, Kerry D. Garry Trudeau: Doonesbury and the Aesthetics of Satire. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2008.

Wells, Colin. The Devil and Doctor Dwight: Satire and Theology in the Early American Republic. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2002.

Zhou, Jingqiong. Raymond Carver's Short Fiction in the History of Black Humor. NY: Peter Lang, 2006.

Zwagerman, Sean. Wit's End: Women's Humor as Rhetorical and Performative Strategy. Pittsburgh, PA: U of Pittsburgh P, 2010.

Selected Bibliography 2011-Present

Allan, Cherie. Playing with Picturebooks: Postmodernism and the Postmodernesque. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Blank, Trevor J. The Last Laugh: Folk Humor, Celebrity Culture, and Mass-Mediated Disasters in the Digital Age. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2013.

Gehring, Wes D. Will Cuppy, American Satirist: A Biography. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013.

Gillota, David. Ethnic Humor in Multiethnic America. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2013.

Haugerud, Angelique. No Billionaire Left Behind: Satirical Activism in America. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 2013.

Lee, Judith Y. Twain's Brand: Humor in Contemporary American Culture. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2012.

Morgan, Winifred. The Trickster Figure in American Literature. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Pollack, John. The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics. NY: Gotham, 2011.

Stratton, Matthew. The Politics of Irony in American Modernism. NY: Fordham UP, 2014.

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

Reuben, Paul P. "PAL: Appendix R: American Humor, Satire, and Wit." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. URL: (provide page date or date of your login). 

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