Necessary Madness.pdf

Necessary Madness PDF

Gregg Camfield

In this rich, exciting new book, Gregg Camfield explores nineteenth-century American humor from the perspective of gender and domestic ideology, challenging recent theory asserting a broad gulf between mens and womens humor during the period and contributing vital new insights to the study of humor in general.
Capturing in part I a vision of humor unique to the era, Camfield examines the periods faith in what was called amiable humor, a genial and supple comic mode whose non- aggression makes it resist easy assimilation to theories stressing humors basis in hostility, negation, rage, and other combative or displaced energies. Seeking to illuminate this distinct comedy, Camfield probes a related, central cultural strand--the domesticity ideal--that so often is a subject of this humor, carefully tracking contact between the two discourses and identifying their common social and intellectual roots. Turning next to four literary case-studies powerfully revealing of this contact, Camfield in part II pairs male and female humorists--Washington Irving and Fanny Fern

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