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Cuppy, William Jacob

William S. Pugsley.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1035 words.

Cuppy, William Jacob (23 August 1884–19 September 1949), humorist and critic, was born in Auburn, Indiana, the son of Thomas Jefferson Cuppy and Mary Frances Stahl. His father worked as a...

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Dyson, Anthony Edward [Tony]

Brian Cox.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1092 words.

Dyson, Anthony Edward [Tony] (1928–2002), literary critic and campaigner for homosexual law reform, was born on 28 November 1928 at 53 Warlock Road, Paddington, London, the only child of...

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Ghazal

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Islam — Society and Culture — Indian Music.

A variety of poetry written in Arabic and Persian. As a musical form, the ghazal has been in vogue in

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Goodman, Paul

Kingsley Widmer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1512 words.

Goodman, Paul (09 September 1911–02 August 1972), libertarian social-cultural critic and man of letters, was born in New York City, the son of Augusta Goodman, of German-Jewish middle-class...

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Hofstadter, Richard

Thomas Bender.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 3581 words.

Hofstadter, Richard (06 August 1916–24 October 1970), historian, writer, and critic, was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of Emil A Hofstadter, a furrier, and Katherine Hill. His father,...

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Howe, Irving

Shirley Laird.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 754 words.

Howe, Irving (11 June 1920–05 May 1993), literary critic and historian, was born in New York City, the son of David Howe and Nettie Goldman, grocery store operators and later garment...

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Humour

Noël Carroll.

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Humour. 144 pages.

Humour: A Very Short Introduction considers the relation of humour to emotion and cognition, explores the value of humour in its social functions, and examines the leading humour theories...

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Humour and value

Noël Carroll.

in Humour

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Humour. 13310 words.

‘Humour and value’ concerns the relation of humour to value, specifically in terms of its social functions. Humour, and the comic amusement that attends it, has a crucial role to play in...

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Humour, emotion, and cognition

Noël Carroll.

in Humour

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Humour. 6313 words.

‘Humour, emotion, and cognition’ examines the relation of humour to emotion and cognition and begins by considering whether comic amusement is an emotion. By considering comic amusement as...

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Mencken, H. L.

Fred Hobson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 2482 words.

Mencken, H. L. (12 September 1880–29 January 1956), author, editor, and journalist, was born Henry Louis Mencken in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of August Mencken, a cigar manufacturer, and...

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