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Daryl C. Dance
University of Richmond (Richmond, VA 23173-0001)

Wit and Humor in Black American Literature (Folk and Recorded)

To study wit and humor in Black American Literature (folk and recorded^ considering the origins, purposes, fractions, forms, subject matter, themes, techniques, and language. The study will begin with a collection of folklores, tracing the development of humor from the slave narratives to the modern periods.

Project fields:
American Literature

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1976 – 7/31/1976