Humour Studies books
- Iain Topliss. The Comic Worlds of Peter Arno, William Steig, Charles Addams and Saul Steinberg (Baltimore, London, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005)
- Susan Seizer, Stigmas of the Tamil Stage: An Ethnography of Special Drama Artists in South India (Duke University Press, 2004), a study of the comedy scenes in south Indian popular theatre.
- Jessica Milner Davis, ed. Understanding Humor In Japan (Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 2006)
Review here (.doc)
- Benjamin Marks, Rodney Marks and Robert Spillane. The Management Contradictionary (Melbourne, M. Anderson Publishing, 2006)
Review here (.doc)
- Sundar Ramanathaiyer & Nancy Hudson-Rodd, eds. Tragic Idiom ~ O. V. Vijayan's Cartoons & Notes on India with Foreword by Bruce Petty. (DC Books, Kottayam, India, 2006)
Review here (.doc)
- Robert Phiddian and Haydon Manning, eds. Comic Commentators: Contemporary Political Cartooning in Australia (Curtin University of Technology, API-Network Books, 2008)
Review here (.pdf)
- Peter Kirkpatrick and Fran de Groen, eds. Serious Frolic: Essays on Australian Humour (St Lucia, University of Queensland Press, 2009)
- Brigid Maher (La Trobe University), Recreation and Style: Translating Humorous Literature in Italian and English (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2011). A study of the translation of humour, irony, parody, satire and the grotesque in a number of contemporary Italian and English literary texts.
- Michael Ewans (Newcastle University), ed. and trans.: “Lysistrata”, “The Women’s Festival”, and “Frogs”, by Aristophanes (Oklahoma City: University of Oklahoma Press, 2011). Sparkling, stage-ready translations of three classic plays, giving an accurate and uncensored translation of Aristophanes’ raw, sexual scatology and political satire. http://www.oupress.com/ECommerce/Book/Detail/1542/lysistrata%20%20the%20women%2027s%20festival%20%20and%20frogs
- Jocelyn Chey and Jessica Milner Davis, eds. Humour in Chinese Life and Letters: Classical and Traditional Approaches (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2011).
- Conal Condren, Hobbes, The Scriblerians and the History of Philosophy (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2012).
- Debra Aarons, Jokes and the Linguistic Mind (Milton Park U.K. & New York: Routledge, 2012).
- Margaret A. Rose. Pictorial Irony, Parody, and Pastiche: Comic Interpictoriality in the Arts of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Bielefeld: Aisthesis Verlag, 2011.
- Jessica Milner Davis and Jocelyn Chey, eds. Humour in Chinese Life and Culture: Resistance and Control in Modern Times (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2013). http://www.hkupress.org/Common/Reader/Products/ShowProduct.jsp?Pid=1&Version=0&Cid=16&Charset=iso-8859-1&page=-1&key=9789888139248
- Peter Spitzer and Bernie Warren. Smiles are Everywhere: Integrating Clown-Play into Healthcare Practice. (Sydney & Melbourne: Routledge, 2013).
Other current links
- John Benjamins “Topics in Humor Research” Book Series
- Mouton de Gruyter Humor Research Book Series
- Transaction Press Humor Book Series
- Rod A. Martin, The Psychology of Humor: An Integrative Approach (Academic Press, 2006, ISBN: 978-0-12-372564-6).
- Wallace Chafe, The Importance of Not Being Earnest: The feeling behind laughter and humor (John Benjamins, 2007, ISBN 978 90 272 4152 8).
- Delia Chiaro (ed.), Translation, Humour and Literature, Vol. 1: Translation and Humour (London: Continuum, 2010).
This work contains two chapters by AHSN members:
Michael Ewans, “Translating Aristophanes into English”, pp. 77-90;
Marguerite Wells, “Translating Humour For Performance: Two Hard Cases from Inoue Hisashi’s Play, Yabuhara Kengyō”, pp. 134-157 (text of mock-epic, pp. 135-146).
A video recording of Dr Wells performing the mock epic at the 2011 AHSN Colloquium in Hobart is available here.
- Laughingly Referred To: An Interdisciplinary Bibliography of Published Work in the Field of Humour Studies and Research: On-line Humour Bibliography maintained until 2002 by Jason Rutter, CRIC, Manchester University, UK
- Wikipedia’s List of Publications in Humor Research
- Jessica Milner Davis. 'Taking the mickey': A brave Australian tradition. The Fine Print, 4 (August 2007): 20–27.
- Lee-Fay Low, Henry Brodaty, Belinda Goodenough, Peter Spitzer, Jean-Paul Bell, Richard Fleming, Anne-Nicole Casey, Zhixin Liu, Lynn Chenoweth. “The Sydney Multisite Intervention of LaughterBosses and ElderClowns (SMILE) study: cluster randomised trial of humour therapy in nursing homes.” British Medical Journal Open, 3:1 (11 Jan 2013). http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/3/1/e002072.long