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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


My Poor Heart Sometimes Runs, Sometimes Whirls: Meet Sa‘di the Comedian

Fatemeh Keshavarz

in Lyrics of Life: Sa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of the Self

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748696925
eISBN:
9781474408608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696925.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses the light-hearted ways in which Sa’di connects to his readers as a comedian. His goal the chapter argues is to infuse the most sacred and serious moments with laughter. For ... 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


‘All that is majestic’: The

Madeleine Callaghan

in Shelley's Living Artistry: Letters, Poems, Plays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781786940247
eISBN:
9781786944306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940247.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The challenge of transmuting words into experience, the excessiveness of which experience seems to prevent any straightforward description, becomes the animating force of Shelley’s letter to Thomas ... 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


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


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


Undoing Genre, Undoing Masculinity

Sergio Rigoletto

in Masculinity and Italian Cinema: Sexual Politics, Social Conflict and Male Crisis in the 1970s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748654543
eISBN:
9781474406406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748654543.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

It examines a trend of popular genre films directly influenced by the sexual politics of the 1970s, including The Seduction of Mimì (1972), La patata bollente (1979) and A Special Day. In examining ... More


Laughter: Belly-aching Laughter

Aaron Michael Kerner and Jonathan L. Knapp

in Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402903
eISBN:
9781474422000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402903.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter surveys media that elicits laughter from the spectator. The chapter examines laughter as an involuntary response to a wide range of experiences, and not simply things that could be ... More


The Transition to Sound

Anthony Paraskeva

in The Speech-Gesture Complex: Modernism, Theatre, Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748684892
eISBN:
9780748695249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684892.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the relation between late modernist style and classical-realist Hollywood. For Lewis, the standardised naturalism of Hollywood, the way speech and gesture work in consort to ... More


1932

Anthony Slide

in "It's the Pictures That Got Small": Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167086
eISBN:
9780231538220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167086.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In these diary entries written between June and December 1932, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett reveals that he was “impelled” to keep a diary after reading the Civil War diaries of his great ... More


Comic Realism: A Strategy of Inversion

Katsuya Hirano

in The Politics of Dialogic Imagination: Power and Popular Culture in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226060422
eISBN:
9780226060736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060736.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 3 focuses on the particular form of parody, which I call comic realism (kokkei), with which the writers and print artists created a literary and artistic method called ugachi that was capable ... More


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