Black Stereotypes in Popular Series Fiction 1851 1955

Binford, J.R. Lily review, Columbus Enquirer Sun, 17 December 1922. C.C.S. “Through the Smoke ... “All About I” in Thomas L. Masson, ed., Our American Humorists. ... Haller, Richard V. “Books,” Morning Oregonian, 26 November 1922.


Author: Bernard A. Drew

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786474103

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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"Even well-meaning fiction writers of the late Jim Crow era (1900-1955) perpetuated racial stereotypes in their depiction of black characters.The best known white writers of black characters included Booth Tarkington, Irvin S. Cobb, Roark Bradford, Hugh Wiley, Charles Correll and Freeman Gosden. These writers left a curious legacy that deserves examination"--

It s a Funny Thing Humour

Proceedings of The International Conference on Humour and Laughter 1976 Antony J. Chapman, Hugh C. Foot ... Masson, T.L., Our American Humorists. Moffat, New York (1922). Matheuson, L., Bergson's theory of the comic in the light of ...


Author: Antony J. Chapman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483158259

Category: Psychology

Page: 526

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It's a Funny Thing, Humour contains the papers presented at the International Conference on Humor and Laughter, held in Cardiff in July 1976. The symposium provides a platform from which authors from different professional and personal background can talk about their own definition and analysis of humor. The book is structured into 10 main sections that reflect the structure of the conference and presents various studies and research on the nature of humor and laughter. Contributions range from theoretical discussions to practical and experimental expositions. Topics on the psychoanalytical theory of humor and laughter; the nature and analysis of jokes; cross-cultural research of humor; mirth measurement; and humor as a tool of learning are some of the topics covered in the symposium. Psychologists, sociologists, teachers, communication experts, psychiatrists, and people who are curious to know more about humor and laughter will find the book very interesting and highly amusing.

A Very Serious Thing

University of California-Berkeley, 1978; Zita Zatkin Dresner, "Twentieth Century American Women Humorists." Diss. ... 1922: 784. 11. Mary Austin, "The Sense of Humor in Women," The New Republic, 41, 1, 26 Nov. 1924: 11.


Author: Nancy A. Walker

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816617023

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

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Dictionary of Midwestern Literature Volume 1

The cussions of Hubbard appear in Thomas MasAbe Martin Publishing Company was a name son's Our American Humorists ( 1922 ) , Jennette under which he distributed many of his Reid Tandy's Crackerbox Philosophers in Amerbooks .


Author: Philip A. Greasley

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253108411

Category: Reference

Page: 680

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The Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume One, surveys the lives and writings of nearly 400 Midwestern authors and identifies some of the most important criticism of their writings. The Dictionary is based on the belief that the literature of any region simultaneously captures the experience and influences the worldview of its people, reflecting as well as shaping the evolving sense of individual and collective identity, meaning, and values. Volume One presents individual lives and literary orientations and offers a broad survey of the Midwestern experience as expressed by its many diverse peoples over time.Philip A. Greasley's introduction fills in background information and describes the philosophy, focus, methodology, content, and layout of entries, as well as criteria for their inclusion. An extended lead-essay, "The Origins and Development of the Literature of the Midwest," by David D. Anderson, provides a historical, cultural, and literary context in which the lives and writings of individual authors can be considered.This volume is the first of an ambitious three-volume series sponsored by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature and created by its members. Volume Two will provide similar coverage of non-author entries, such as sites, centers, movements, influences, themes, and genres. Volume Three will be a literary history of the Midwest. One goal of the series is to build understanding of the nature, importance, and influence of Midwestern writers and literature. Another is to provide information on writers from the early years of the Midwestern experience, as well as those now emerging, who are typically absent from existing reference works.

American Vaudeville as Ritual

Nathan's independent judgment was expressed in “The Ten Commandments of Vaudeville,” Bohemia Magazine (July 1909; ... See also Thomas Masson, Our American Humorists (New York, 1922), “Foreword,” and Arthur Sullivant Hoffman, ...


Author: Albert F. McLeanJr.

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813184791

Category: Drama

Page: 288

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This study affords an entirely new view of the nature of modern popular entertainment. American vaudeville is here regarded as the carefully elaborated ritual serving the different and paradoxical myth of the new urban folk. It demonstrates that the compulsive myth-making faculty in man is not limited to primitive ethnic groups or to serious art, that vaudeville cannot be dismissed as meaningless and irrelevant simply because it fits neither the criteria of formal criticsm or the familiar patterns of anthropological study. Using the methods for criticism developed by Susanne K. Langer and others, the author evaluates American vaudeville as a symbolic manifestation of basic values shared by the American people during the period 1885-1930. By examining vaudeville as folk ritual, the book reveals the unconscious symbolism basic to vaudeville-in its humor, magic, animal acts, music, and playlets, and also in the performers and the managers—which gave form to the dominant American myth of success. This striking view of the new mass man as a folk and of his mythology rooted in the very empirical science devoted to dispelling myth has implications for the serious study of all forms of mass entertainment in America. The book is illustrated with a number of striking photographs.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

McCullagh , Archibald , 1842– The world's greatest classic , by Archibald McCullagh Boston , R. G. Badger 1922 4 p . l ... Thomas Lansing , 1866– Our American humorists , by Thomas L. Masson New York , Moffat , Yard and company , 1922 .


Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office


ISBN: CORNELL:31924112597517

Category: American literature


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Wisconsin Library Bulletin

See Booklist 19 : 113 Jan. 23 . Berridge , W. S. Marvels of the animal world . 1922. 253p . illus . Small $ 2 . ... Thomas L. Our American humorists . 1922. 448p . Moffat $ 2.50 . 817 or 827 Here is a jolly book for the devotees or ...




ISBN: SRLF:A0004432423

Category: Libraries


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Irvin S Cobb

The Rise and Fall of an American Humorist William E. Ellis. Lomax, John A. Will Hogg, Texan. ... Grand Dragon: D. C. Stephenson and the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana. ... Masson, Thomas L. Our American Humorists. New York: Moffat, Yard, 1922.


Author: William E. Ellis

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813173993

Category: Humor

Page: 292

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"Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn." -- Irvin S. Cobb Born and raised in Paducah, Kentucky, humorist Irvin S. Cobb (1876--1944) rose from humble beginnings to become one of the early twentieth century's most celebrated writers. As a staff reporter for the New York World and Saturday Evening Post, he became one of the highest-paid journalists in the United States. He also wrote short stories for noted magazines, published books, and penned scripts for the stage and screen. In Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of a Southern Humorist, historian William E. Ellis examines the life of this significant writer. Though a consummate wordsmith and a talented observer of the comical in everyday life, Cobb was a product of the Reconstruction era and the Jim Crow South. As a party to the endemic racism of his time, he often bemoaned the North's harsh treatment of the South and stereotyped African Americans in his writings. Marred by racist undertones, Cobb's work has largely slipped into obscurity. Nevertheless, Ellis argues that Cobb's life and works are worthy of more detailed study, citing his wide-ranging contributions to media culture and his coverage of some of the biggest stories of his day, including on-the-ground reporting during World War I. A valuable resource for students of journalism, American humor, and popular culture, this illuminating biography explores Cobb's life and his influence on early twentieth-century letters.

Redressing the balance

Black Culture and Black Consciousness : Afro - American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom . ... “ Humor Preference as a Subtle Measure of Attitudes Toward the Same and the Opposite Sex . ... New York : Moffatt , Yard , 1922 .


Author: Zita Dresner

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617034681

Category: American wit and humor

Page: 454

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Gathers humorous stories, poetry, and essays by American writers from Anne Bradstreet to Erma Bombeck and Erica Jong.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature

STREETER STRIBLING R. Garis and Leslie MacFarlane for the Hardy Boys , and Mildred Wirt Benson for the Nancy Drews . ... Our American Humorists ( 1922 ) ; Taylor , W. D. , The Newsprint Mask : The Tradition of the Fictional Journalist ...


Author: Steven R. Serafin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826417779

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1305

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More than ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the student, scholar, and general reader. The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the US and Canada. Composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature. A special feature is the topical article, of which there are 70.