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December Comedy:

Studies in Senior Comedy and Other Essays







About the Author

Robin Jaeckle Grawe

Robin earned her undergraduate degree at Carleton College and her MA in English at Winona State University. A member of the International Society for Humor Studies since 1990, she is the chief designer of the Humor Quotient Test and the layout editor of the Humor Quotient Newsletter.  She has authored over 20 articles, reports, and conference presentations on humor, with special emphasis on senior humor in American film, HQT humor analysis of comedic literary forms, and the use of humor in group negotiating. Recently she has co-authored Comedic Tenor, Comic Vehicle:  Humor in American Film Comedy, published at She has spoken to civic groups on negotiation styles for women and other humor-in-the-workplace topics.  She has had extensive experience as a dissertation and thesis consultant.  In her "other life," she has had major environmental interests as a governor-appointed member of the MN-WI Boundary Area Commission and its successor organization.

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