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Laughter: Bibliography

The following articles are indicative there is MUCH MORE out there.

This is a link to all the articles published in the journal Humor.

Boskin, Joseph and Joseph Dorinson. "Ethnic Humor: Subversion and Survival." American Quarterly 37:1 (1985): 81-


Briggs, Peter M. "English Satire and Connecticut Wit." American Quarterly 37:1 (1985): 13-29.

Dudden, Arthur Power. "The Record of Political Humor." American Quarterly 37:1 (1985): 50-70.

Edmonson, Munro S. "Notes on Laughter." Anthropological Linguistics 29:1 (1987): 23-34.

Gordon, Mordechai. "Humor, Laughter and Human Flourishing: A Philosophical Exploration of the Laughing Animal."

Springer Briefs in Education.

Haunsperger, Deanna, and Steve Kennedy. "The PhD of Comedy." Math Horizons 6:3 (1999): 5-9.

Mintz, Lawrence E. "Standup Comedy as Social and Cultural Mediation." American Quarterly 37:1 (1985): 71-80.

Pattillo, Charlene Gayle Story, and Joanne Itano. "Laughter Is the Best Medicine." The American Journal of Nursing

101:4 (2001): 40-43.

Panksepp, Jaak. "The Riddle of Laughter: Neural and Psychoevolutionary Underpinnings of Joy." Current Directions in

Psychological Science 9:6 (2000): 183-86.

Romero Eric J, and Kevin W. Cruthirds. "The Use of Humor in the Workplace." Academy of Management Perspectives

20:2 (2006): 58-69.

Rusten, Jeffrey. "Who 'Invented' Comedy? The Ancient Candidates for the Origins of Comedy and the Visual

Evidence." The American Journal of Philology 127:1 (2006): 37-66.

Scruton, Roger, and Peter Jones. "Laughter." Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society Supplementary 56 (1982):197-


Seizer, Susan. "On the Uses of Obscenity in Live Stand-Up Comedy." Anthropological Quarterly 84:1 (2011): 209-34.

Torok, Sarah E, Robert F. McMorris, and Wen-Chi Lin. "Is Humor an Appreciated Teaching Tool? Perceptions of

Professors' Teaching Styles and Use of Humor." College Teaching 52:1 (2004): 14-20.

Walker, Nancy. "Humor and Gender Roles: The 'Funny' Feminism of the Post-World War II Suburbs." American

Quarterly 37:1 (1985): 98-113.

Whitfield, Stephen J. "Richard Nixon as a Comic Figure." American Quarterly 37:1 (1985): 114-32.