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Space, Conrad, and Modernity

Con Coroneos

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187363
eISBN:
9780191674716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187363.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Recent literary and cultural criticism has taken a spatial turn. This book locates this development within the opposition between a space of things and a space of words, tracing various aspects of ... More


French Laughter: Literary Humour from Diderot to Tournier

Walter Redfern

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199237579
eISBN:
9780191696749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237579.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The culmination of a lifetime's fascination with humour in all its forms, this book embraces an impressive span of authors and a broad range of topics in French literary humour. It considers diverse ... More


The Paralinguistic

Philip Burton

in Language in the Confessions of Augustine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199266227
eISBN:
9780191709098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266227.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the relative status of language and other, similar activities: singing, weeping, groaning, and laughter. The proper manner and degree in which the wise man or woman should ... More


The Concept of Humor

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay is concerned primarily with the question of what humor is, and with the somewhat distinct question, of what the bases or grounds of humor are. Traditional theories of humor are reviewed, ... More


Laugh and the World Laughs …: When You Are Dying, You Are Still Alive

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0028
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the importance of laughter and humour in terminally ill individuals, describing the case of 64-year-old Eyal who, learned to laugh even after he was hospitalized for liver ... More


Knowing Their Place: Domestic Service in Twentieth-Century Britain

Lucy Delap

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199572946
eISBN:
9780191728846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572946.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book tells the story of lives and labour within twentieth-century British homes. From great houses to suburbs and slums, it charts the interactions of servants and employers and the intense ... More


 Venus

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Venus and Aphrodite in Lewis's scholarship, poetry, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength, and in the poetry of Charles Williams. Complexity of signification. The donegality of The Magician's Nephew. ... More


Six Plays in Search of a Protagonist, 1976–2002

Margaret Litvin

in Hamlet's Arab Journey: Shakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137803
eISBN:
9781400840106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137803.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines six Arab Hamlet offshoot plays performed between 1976 and 2002, describing how the Egyptian, Syrian, and Iraqi dramatists of the past thirty-five years have since deployed ... More


Shakespeare and Laughter: A Cultural History

Indira Ghose

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076923
eISBN:
9781781700983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book examines laughter in the Shakespearean theatre, in the context of a cultural history of early modern laughter, and looks at various strands of the early modern discourse on laughter, ... More


The micro management of boundaries through humour and laughter

Andrew Sturdy, Karen Handley, Timothy Clark, and Robin Fincham

in Management Consultancy: Boundaries and Knowledge in Action

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199212644
eISBN:
9780191707339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212644.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

The occurrence of laughter within meetings between management consultants and their clients is examined in‐depth. Three types of laughter are identified: jokes about third parties, jokes about ... More


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