The Charlie Awards are the highest honor given
by the American Humor Studies Association
Past recipients include:
Henry Nash Smith
Louis J. Budd, 1992:
Louis J. Budd was awarded the Charlie on May 30,
1992 at the American Literature Association's third annual meeting in
San Diego. Then Executive Director of the AHSA David E.E. Sloane, himself
a graduate student of Professor Budd's at Duke University in the 1960s,
presented the award.
Jack Rosenbalm, 1993:
Jack Rosenbalm was awarded the prized "Charlie"
on December 29, 1992 at the MLA meeting in New York. He has served the
AHSA in a number of capacities - as Managing Editor of Studies in
American Humor (since its inception in 1976), Editor of Studies
in American Humor, and Secretary-Treasurer of AHSA, spanning over
2 decades. Such a distinguished record of service stretching over much
of Jack's professional lifetime endows us with a special appreciation.
M. Thomas Inge, 1996:
M. Thomas Inge was one of the founding members of the American Humor Studies Association in 1974 and began its first newsletter with Larry Mintz, American Humor, An Interdisciplinary Newsletter, giving it its distinctly interdisciplinary flavor. He is widely known for his research in southwestern humor, Sut Lovingood, and Mark Twain, and for his wide-ranging, comprehensive, and thoughtful work on graphic humor and cartoons, which takes him frequently into the realm of popular culture studies and comic books. Recent books on Ollie Harrington have brought out the life of a superb African-American political cartoonist. Still in the bloom of his career as an American humor scholar, Tom Inge leads us by the example of his professionalism, his kindness and good humor, and his humanity - a model scholar in precept and example. Tom received his Charlie on May 30, 1996.
Joseph Alvarez, 1999
Michael Kiskis, 1999
Karen Kilcup, 2005
Cameron Nickels, 2005
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