African American Satire

In African American Satire, Darryl Dickson-Carr provides the first book-length study of African-American satire and the vital role it has played.

African American Satire

African American Satire

"Satire's real purpose as a literary genre is to criticize through humor, irony, caricature, and parody, and ultimately to defy the status quo. In African American Satire, Darryl Dickson-Carr provides the first book-length study of African-American satire and the vital role it has played. In the process he investigates African American literature, American literature, and the history of satire." --Book Jacket.

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African American Satire
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Darryl Dickson-Carr
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: University of Missouri Press

"Satire's real purpose as a literary genre is to criticize through humor, irony, caricature, and parody, and ultimately to defy the status quo. In African American Satire, Darryl Dickson-Carr provides the first book-length study of African-American satire and the vital role it has played. In the process he investigates African
African American Humor, Irony and Satire
Language: en
Pages: 170
Authors: Dana A. Williams
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-26 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

African American Humor, Irony, and Satire: Ishmael Reed, Satirically Speaking includes select proceedings from the annual Heart’s Day Conference, sponsored by the Department of English at Howard University. Among the collection’s many strengths is the range of essays included here. Essays on Ishmael Reed center the collection, and satirists from
Laughing to Keep from Dying
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Danielle Fuentes Morgan
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-16 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

By subverting comedy's rules and expectations, African American satire promotes social justice by connecting laughter with ethical beliefs in a revolutionary way. Danielle Fuentes Morgan ventures from Suzan-Lori Parks to Leslie Jones and Dave Chappelle to Get Out and Atlanta to examine the satirical treatment of race and racialization across
Post-Soul Satire
Language: en
Pages: 340
Authors: Derek C. Maus, James J. Donahue
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-07 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

From 30 Americans to Angry White Boy, from Bamboozled to The Boondocks, from Chappelle’s Show to The Colored Museum, this collection of twenty-one essays takes an interdisciplinary look at the flowering of satire and its influence in defining new roles in black identity. As a mode of expression for a
Spoofing the Modern
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: Darryl Dickson-Carr
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-06 - Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

Spoofing the Modern is the first book devoted solely to studying the role satire played in the movement known as the “New Negro,” or Harlem, Renaissance from 1919 to 1940. As the first era in which African American writers and artists enjoyed frequent access to and publicity from major New

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