Book Dangerous Laughter

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  • Author : Steven Millhauser
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2008-02-12
  • ISBN : 030726873X
  • Pages : 256 pages

Download or read Dangerous Laughter PDF, written by Steven Millhauser and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2008-02-12 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thirteen darkly comic stories, Dangerous Laughter is a mesmerizing journey that stretches the boundaries of the ordinary world.

Book Gender and Laughter

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  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • ISBN : 9042026731
  • Pages : 388 pages

Download or read Gender and Laughter PDF, written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This essay collection is dedicated to intersections between gender theories and theories of laughter, humour, and comedy. It is based on the results of a three-year research programme, entitled “Gender – Laughter – Media” (2003-2006) and includes a series of investigations on traditional and modern media in western cultures from the 18th to the 20th century. A theoretical opening part is followed by four thematic sections that explore the multiple forms of irritating stereotypical gender perceptions; aspects of (post-)colonialism and multiculturalism; the comic impact of literary and media genres in different national cultures; as well as the different comic strategies in fictional, philosophical, artistic or real life communication. The volume presents a variety of new approaches to the overlaps between gender and laughter that have only barely been considered in groundbreaking research. It forms a valuable read for scholars of literary, theatre, media, and cultural studies, at the same time reaching out to a general readership.

Book In the Event of Laughter

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  • Author : Alfie Bown
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2018-11-15
  • ISBN : 1501342649
  • Pages : 168 pages

Download or read In the Event of Laughter PDF, written by Alfie Bown and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2018-11-15 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using Lacanian psychoanalysis, as well as its pre-history and afterlives, In the Event of Laughter argues for a new framework for discussing laughter. Responding to a tradition of 'comedy studies' that has been interested only in the causes of laughter (in why we laugh), it proposes a different relationship between laughter and causality. Ultimately it argues that laughter is both cause and effect, troubling chronological time and asking for a more nuanced way of conceiving the relationship between subjects and their laughter than existing theories have accounted for. Making this visible via psychoanalytic ideas of retroactivity, Alfie Bown explores how laughter – far from being a mere response to a stimulus – changes the relationship between the present, the past and the future. Bown investigates this hypothesis in relation to a range of comic texts from the 'history of laughter,' discussing Chaucer, Shakespeare, Kafka and Chaplin, as well as lesser-known but vital figures from the comic genre.

Book Greek Laughter and Tears

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  • Author : Margaret Alexiou
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2017-06-05
  • ISBN : 1474403808
  • Pages : 504 pages

Download or read Greek Laughter and Tears PDF, written by Margaret Alexiou and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2017-06-05 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the range and complexity of human emotions and their transmission across cultural traditionsWhat makes us laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time? How do these two primal, seemingly discrete and non-verbal modes of expression intersect in everyday life and ritual, and what range of emotions do they evoke? How may they be voiced, shaped and coloured in literature and liturgy, art and music?Bringing together scholars from diverse periods and disciplines of Hellenic and Byzantine studies, this volume explores the shifting shapes and functions of laughter and tears. With a focus on the tragic, the comic and the tragicomic dimensions of laughter and tears in art, literature and performance, as well as on their emotional, socio-cultural and religious significance, it breaks new ground in the study of ancient and Byzantine affectivity.Key featuresIncludes an international cast of 25 distinguished contributors Prominence is given to performative arts and to interactions with other cultures Transitions from Late Antiquity to Byzantium, and from Byzantium to the Renaissance, form focal points from which contributors look backwards, forwards and sidewaysHighlights the variety, audacity and quality of the finest Byzantine works and the extent to which they anticipated the renaissance

Book Histories of Laughter and Laughter in History

Download or read Histories of Laughter and Laughter in History PDF, written by Rafał Borysławski and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2016-08-17 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Laughter is often no laughing matter, and, as such, it deserves continued scholarly attention as a social, cultural and historical phenomenon. This collection of essays is a meeting ground for scholars from several disciplines, including historians, philologists, and scholars of social sciences, to discuss places and roles of laughter in history, in historical narratives, and in cultural anthropology from prehistory to the present. The common foci of the papers gathered in this volume are to examine laughter and its meanings, to reflect on the place of laughter in Western history and literature, to disclose laughter’s manipulative potential in historical and literary narratives, to see it in the light of the concepts of carnivalesque and playfulness, to see it as a reflection of hysterical historicizing, to see its place in comedy, farce, grotesque and irony, and to see it against its broadly understood theoretical, philosophical and psychological aspects. The book will appeal chiefly to an academic readership, including students, historians, literary and cultural scholars, sociologists, and cultural anthropologists.

Book Laughing Histories

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  • Author : Joy Wiltenburg
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2022-06-06
  • ISBN : 1000593614
  • Pages : 208 pages

Download or read Laughing Histories PDF, written by Joy Wiltenburg and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-06-06 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Laughing Histories breaks new ground by exploring moments of laughter in early modern Europe, showing how laughter was inflected by gender and social power. "I dearly love a laugh," declared Jane Austen's heroine Elizabeth Bennet, and her wit won the heart of the aristocratic Mr. Darcy. Yet the widely read Earl of Chesterfield asserted that only "the mob" would laugh out loud; the gentleman should merely smile. This literary contrast raises important historical questions: how did social rules constrain laughter? Did the highest elites really laugh less than others? How did laughter play out in relations between the sexes? Through fascinating case studies of individuals such as the Renaissance artist Benvenuto Cellini, the French aristocrat Madame de Sévigné, and the rising civil servant and diarist Samuel Pepys, Laughing Histories reveals the multiple meanings of laughter, from the court to the tavern and street, in a complex history that paved the way for modern laughter. ​ With its study of laughter in relation to power, aggression, gender, sex, class, and social bonding, Laughing Histories is perfect for readers interested in the history of emotions, cultural history, gender history, and literature.

Book Featherless Chickens  Laughing Women  and Serious Stories

Download or read Featherless Chickens Laughing Women and Serious Stories PDF, written by Jeannie B. Thomas and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Interested in preserving her family folklore, Jeannie B. Thomas recorded detailed oral histories from her mother and two grandmothers. While analyzing the tapes of these sessions, she notices the inappropriate laughter often accompanied the retelling of painful stories. In this book, Thomas combines these personal narratives with original scholarship drawing on the work of Mikhail Bakhtin and Julia Kristeva to uncover meaning behind the startling presence of unconventional laughter in women's histories.

Book Speeches of Jacob Bright  M P   1869 to 1884

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Book Congressional Record

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Book A Little Irish Girl

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  • Author : Duchess
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1891
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 228 pages

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Book Criminology and War

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  • Author : Sandra Walklate
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-03-24
  • ISBN : 1317936671
  • Pages : 232 pages

Download or read Criminology and War PDF, written by Sandra Walklate and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-03-24 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is widely observed that the study of war has been paid limited attention within criminology. This is intellectually curious given that acts of war have occurred persistently throughout history and perpetuate criminal acts, victimisation and human rights violations on a scale unprecedented with domestic levels of crime. However, there are authoritative voices within criminology who have been studying war from the borders of the discipline. This book contains a selection of criminological authors who have been authoritatively engaged in studying criminology and war. Following an introduction that ‘places war within criminology’ the collection is arranged across three themed sections including: Theorising War, Law and Crime; Linking War and Criminal Justice; and War, Sexual Violence and Visual Trauma. Each chapter takes substantive topics within criminology and victimology (i.e. corporate crime, history, imprisonment, criminal justice, sexual violence, trauma, security and crime control to name but a few) and invites the reader to engage in critical discussions relating to wars both past and present. The chapters within this collection are theoretically rich, empirically diverse and come together to create the first authoritative published collection of original essays specifically dedicated to criminology and war. Students and researchers alike interested in war, critical criminology and victimology will find this an accessible study companion that centres the disparate criminological attention to war into one comprehensive collection.

Book Anthropological review

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Book Our Day

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  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1889
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 600 pages

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Book Last Winter in Algeria

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  • Author : Mrs. H. Lloyd Evans
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1868
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 343 pages

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Book Household Guest

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  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1889
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

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Book The Cleverdale Mystery  Or  The Machine and Its Wheels

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Book Town Meeting

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  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1948
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

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