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Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media

Aaron Kerner and Jonathan Knapp

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402903
eISBN:
9781474422000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402903.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Extreme Cinema surveys post-millennial trends in transnational cinema—particularly in its highly stylized treatment of explicit sex and violence. In many cases these cinematic embellishments skirt ... More


Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Margaret Alexiou and Douglas Cairns (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This volume brings together an international team of scholars to explore the shifting shapes and functions of laughter and tears in the history, religion, art and literature of Greek communities from ... More


Disguise and Mask

Anna Servaes

in "Franco-American Identity, Community, and La Guiannée"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462104
eISBN:
9781626745599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462104.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter analyses the colonial disguise and its significance for the communities. Disguise and masking are integral elements to begging quest celebrations. They provide a way for participants to ... More


Comforting Tears and Suggestive Smiles: To Laugh and Cry in the Komnenian Novel

Ingela Nilsson

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The stories of the Komnenian novels, written in imitation of ancient Greek models during the mid-twelfth century in Constantinople, display a significant mixture of happiness and sadness, or rather a ... More


Afterword

Roderick Beaton

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter reviews the aims and achievements of the volume. The volume’s contributors confront phenomena that are universal among humans and more or less confined to our species But the meaning and ... More


Introduction

Margaret Alexiou and Douglas Cairns

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides an overview of research on body language, gesture and emotion in connection with tears and laughter, and an account of its application in previous scholarship to ancient Greek ... More


Imagining Divine Laughter in Homer and Lucian

Stephen Halliwell

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter employs a historicising approach to laughter, of the kind elaborated in the same author’s Greek Laughter: a Study of Cultural Psychology from Homer to Early Christianity, in order to ... More


‘Messages of the Soul’: Tears, Smiles, Laughter and Emotions Expressed by them in Byzantine Literature

Martin Hinterberger

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Both in real life and in literature, tears and laughter only rarely carry an ambiguous message: usually tears express sorrow, and laughter joy. This chapter investigates whether this is also the case ... More


Towards a Byzantine Theory of the Comic?

Aglae Pizzone

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter tackles the question of laughter and humour from a theoretical perspective. Rather than map out the Byzantine ‘comic landscape’ by resorting to modern theorisations, it looks at Greek ... More


Laughing at others and being laughed at in Taiwan and Switzerland: A cross-cultural perspective

Hsueh-Chih Chen, Yu-Chen Chan, Willibald Ruch, and René T. Proyer

in Humour in Chinese Life and Culture: Resistance and Control in Modern Times

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139231
eISBN:
9789888180837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139231.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter reflects on a comparative study of personal attitudes to humour, termed gelotophobia, gelotophilia, and katagelasticism in Taiwan and Switzerland. The role of “face” in Chinese society ... More


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