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Gender and Humor in Early America

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Karen A. Weyler, Associate Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This issue of Studies in American Humor, focusing on early and antebellum American humor, takes us deep into the archives to explore the complicated relationships between humor and gender identity at different historical moments and in different genres. Taken collectively, the essays in this issue reveal how writers have deployed humor to negotiate cultural conceptions of masculinity and feminity as well as to navigate relations between the sexes.

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Publication
Studies in American Humor
Language: English
Date: 2004
Keywords
Gender, Humor, American Literature