The professor of writing analyzes short fiction, sketches, essays, and scripts to discover the secrets of humorous writing and then offers aspiring writers practical advice on how to write humor, comedy, satire, parody, and nonsense. Simultaneous. (Literature)
While local conditions remain at the forefront of writing program administration, transnational activities are slowly and thoroughly shifting the questions we ask about writing curricula, the space and place in which writing happens, and the cultural and linguistic issues at the heart of the relationships forged in literacy work. Transnational Writing Program Administration challenges taken-for-granted assumptions regarding program identity, curriculum and pedagogical effectiveness, logistics and quality assurance, faculty and student demographics, innovative partnerships and research, and the infrastructure needed to support writing instruction in higher education. Well-known scholars and n...
In this new edition 54 chapters cover the central pillars of writing creatively: the theories behind the creativity, the techniques and writing as a commercial enterprise. With contributions from over 50 poets, novelists, dramatists, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and scholars, this is the essential guide to writing and getting published. DT A 3-in-1 text with outstanding breadth of coverage on the theories, the craft & the business of creative writing DT Includes practical advice on getting published & making money from your writing New for this edition: DT Chapters on popular topics such as 'self-publishing and the rise of the indie author', 'social media', 'flash fiction', 'song lyrics', 'creative-critical hybrids' and 'collaboration in the theatre' DT New and updated exercises to help you practice your writing DT Up-to-date information on teaching, copyright, writing for the web & earning a living as a writer DT Updated Glossary of Terms
William Fry and Melanie Allen began writing this book with the objective of obtaining information from comedy writers that would reveal their experiences in creating humor. Over a period of two years, they conducted interviews and obtained a wealth of information about many different areas of humor and comdy, which caused them to expand on their original aim. In addition to the interviews, this volume presents much theoretical discussion about several humor fields. Some of the major themes of Life Studies of Comedy Writers are: creativity, interpersonal relationships, reinforcement, aggression, rhythm, play, and the role of the unconscious in humor creation. Sub-themes include: techniques of humor, paradox, meditation, and career experiences in comedy. The unifying, underlying theme of the entire book is the bringing together of actual life experience with theoretical aspects of humor study. Life Studies of Comedy Writers will be enjoyable for communications scholars, humor studies specialists, sociologists, and all those in the entertainment business.
Professors are from Mars, Students are from Snickers
Professors and students seem to come from different planets (or candy bars). Barriers frequently exist that impede their communication, such as age, income and cholesterol level. Humor can break down these barriers so that professors can better connect with their students and other audiences. It can be used as a teaching tool to facilitate learning. Ron Berk describes and illustrates a wide variety of techniques that can be integrated systematically into instruction and professional presentations. For professors who consider themselves as 'jocularly arthritic', this book moreover provides a special feature: it is close-captioned for the humor impaired.
"This unique encyclopedia treats the concepts, persons, themes, and media of 20th-century American humor and humor studies. More than 100 alphabetically arranged entries highlight a broad range of humor-related topics from wit, understatement, and ambiguity to late-night talk shows and the Internet."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.
Writing in the Disciplines: A Reader for Writers, Fifth Edition, provides an anthology of readings that represents various rhetorical approaches across academic disciplines such as humanities, the natural sciences and technology, and the social sciences. New to the Fifth Edition: New selections, featuring exciting and often controversial articles on topics ranging from cloning to saving endangered species to security in the wake of September 11th to the changing American family. All new suites of articles dedicated to current topics such as "Rethinking School" and "Religion and Identity." Many collaborative activities are offered to facilitate group work and strategies for learning through interaction.