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Regents of the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001)
Hamlin L. Hill (Project Director: May 1978 to October 1990)

Seminars for Higher Education Faculty
Education Programs

$50,148 (approved)
$49,868 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1980 – 4/30/1982

Summer Seminar: Laughter in America, A Multicultural Response

To apply recent methods and techniques for studying humor to the study of "high literature." To examine professional humorists in America to look at some "popular culture" media which exploit humor, to study some of the scholarly and critical methods used to discuss humor, and to apply these criteria to the works of such writers as Hawthorne, Melville, and Faulkner.