Black Humor and Irony: Modern Literary Experiments

English 260

Usual Description

African American humor has until recently received little academic study. But the many anthologies of folk humor and the visibility of stand-up comedy invite us to examine the presence and rhetorical role of humor, comedy, and irony in African American literature. This course thus centers on a representative group of modern black humorists and explores various approaches (functional, structural, and cultural) for interpreting their works. Authors will include Chesnutt, Hurston, Hughes, Ellison, and Reed. American, Diversity, Post-1900.

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Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
English 260 Taught by Gillian Johns
English 260
English 260 Taught by Gillian Johns
English 260 Taught by Gillian Johns
English 260 Taught by Gillian Johns