Humor: A Reader for Writers (Paperback)

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From Jerry Seinfeld's legendary standup to Kristen Wiig's sidesplitting impersonations, Humor: A Reader for Writers explores the key patterns and features within numerous comedic sources in order to show how jokes work. This survey looks at comedy in a variety of genres including popular media, academic essays, personal narratives, fiction, and poetry.

Developed for the freshman composition course, Humor: A Reader for Writers includes an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and cultural reading selections, providing students with the rhetorical knowledge and compositional skills required to participate effectively in discussions about humor.

Humor: A Reader for Writers is part of a series of brief single-topic readers from Oxford University Press designed for today's college writing courses. Each reader in this series approaches a topic of contemporary conversation from multiple perspectives.

About the Author

About the Authors Kathleen Volk Miller is Director of the Graduate Program in Publication Management, Director of Drexel Publishing Group, and Associate Teaching Professor at Drexel University. Marion Wrenn is Director of the Writing Program at NYU Abu Dhabi. Kathleen and Marion are also coeditors of Painted Bride Quarterly.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780199362684
ISBN-10: 0199362688
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: December 1st, 2014
Pages: 288
Language: English