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No Laughing Matter
Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity
Angela Rosenthal, ed.; David Bindman, ed.; Adrian W. B. Randolph, ed.

Dartmouth College Press



Contents

• Preface—Adrian W. B. Randolph
• Introduction. No Laughing Matter: Visual Humor in Practice and Theory—David Bindman
• Carnivalesque and Grotesque: What Bakhtin’s Laughter Tells Us about Art and Culture—Kobena Mercer
• PART 1. ENCOUNTERING HUMOR: RACIAL, NATIONAL, AND ETHNIC STEREOTYPES
• Bartolomeo Passarotti and “Comic” Images of Black Africans in Early Modern Italian Art—Paul H. D. Kaplan
• “If You Tickle Us, Do We Not Laugh?”: Stereotypes of Jews in English Graphic Humor of the Georgian Era—Frank Felsenstein
• James Gillray, Charles James Fox, and the Abolition of the Slave Trade: Caricature and Displacement in the Debate over Reform—Katherine Hart
• The Other Within—Allen Hockley
• Material Culture, Slavery, and Governability in Colonial Cuba: The Humorous Lessons of the Cigarette Marquillas—Agnes Lugo-Ortiz
• PART 2. RACIAL HUMOR AND THEORIES OF MODERN MEDIA
• Fake Nostalgia for the Indian: The Argentinean Fiction of National Identity in the Comics of Patoruzú—Ana Merino
• Passing for History: Humor and Early Television Historiography—Mark Williams
• Comical Conflations: Racial Identity and the Science of Photography—Tanya Sheehan
• PART 3. PERFORMATIVE COMEDY AND RACE
• Laughter as Performance: Some Eighteenth-Century Examples—David Bindman
• Bittersweet Blackness: Humor and the Assertion of Ethnic Identity in Eleanor Antin’s Eleanora Antinova—Cherise Smith
• Traveling Humor Reimagined: The Comedic Unhinging of the Western Gaze in Caribbean Postcards—Sam Vásquez
• Springtime for Hitler Every Year: Dani Levy’s Hitler Comedy My Führer (2007)—Veronika Fuechtner
• Contributors
• Index

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