Bibliography for 350:469: Literary Genres: Comedy (Fall 2002)
Draft September 9, 2000

Bibliography, reference, survey:
Evans, James E. Comedy: An Annoted Bibliography of Theory and Criticism. (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Prsss, 1987)
Preminger, Alex. Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics 3rd ed? (Princeton)
Charney, Maurice, Comedy High and Low (1978)

Collections of Criticism and Theory:
Sypher, Willie, ed. Comedy (1956) (contains Meredith and Bergson)
Lauter, Paul, ed. Theories of Comedy (Anchor, 1964). Short historical selections.
Corrigan, Robert, ed. Comedy: Meaning and Form (1965, 2nd ed 1981).Longer essays.
Wimsatt, W. K., ed The Idea of Comedy (1969). Literary essays, Jonson to Meredith.
Levin, Harry, ed. The Veins of Humor (1972). Critical essays.
Charney, Maurice, ed. New York Literary Forum (1978)

Theories:
Plato
Aristotle
Ben Jonson
Baudelaire
George Meredith
Henri Bergson. Laughter (1900).
Freud, Jokes and their Relation to the Unconconscious (1905)
Frye, Northrop. In The Anatomy of Criticism (1957)
Barber. C. L. Shakespeare's Festive Comedy (1959)
Huizinga, Johan. Homo Ludens (1955)
Bakhtin, Mikhail. Rabelais and his World (trans. 1968)

Interpretations:
Cooper, Lane. An Aristotlean Theory of Comedy (repr 1969)
Cook, Albert, The Dark Voyage and the Golden Mean (Harvard, 1949)
Olson, Elder. Theory of Comedy (Indiana, 1968)
Levin, Harry. Playboys and Killjoys (Oxford, 1987)
Segal, Eric. The Death of Comedy (199-?)

Anthologies of Comedy and Humor:
Joe Miller's Jests (1739)
Macdonald, Dwight. ed. Parodies (1965)
Wells, Carolyn. The Parody Anthology (1967)
Legman, Gerson, The Limerick (1969)
---. Rationale of the Dirty Joke (1971)