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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (31 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : The Great Courses, 2016.

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General Note:
Title from title frames.
Film
In Process Record.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jennifer Cognard-Black
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2016.
Summary, etc.:
One of the most surprising insights into humor essays is the revelation that most humor comes from misfortune. This idea has been around for centuries, as even Aristotle noted that laughing at tragedy is cathartic for both the writer and the audience. Yoúll delve into how self-deprecating humor lends itself to creating ethos or credibility in this particular form of essay. Professor Cognard-Black provides a treasure trove of humorists to study, including droll examples from David Sedaris and Tig Notgaro.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: Literature.
Genre: Education films.

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