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Humour in Contemporary France: Controversy, Consensus and Contradictions

Jonathan Ervine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620511
eISBN:
9781789629811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620511.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This timely study sheds new light on debates about humour and multiculturalism in France, and is the first monograph about multiculturalism and humour in France to be published in either English or ... More


Jonson's Justices and Shakespeare's Constables: Sexual Suspicion in the Evidential Plot

Lorna Hutson

in The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter suggests that we should read Shakespeare's drama written after 1597 as generally responding to the direction in which Ben Jonson was taking the evidential plot and its rhetoric of ... More


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

Jessica Milner Davis and Jocelyn Chey (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139231
eISBN:
9789888180837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139231.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This volume covers modern and contemporary forms of humour in China's public and private spheres, including comic films and novels, cartooning, pop songs, internet jokes, and advertising and ... More


Theatrical Jonson

Tom Lockwood

in Ben Jonson in the Romantic Age

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280780
eISBN:
9780191712890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280780.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter locates Jonson in the context of the recent return of critical interest in the Romantic theatre, and argues that his plays, long thought to have left the stage with the retirement of ... More


The Homeric Hymn to Hermes: Humour and Epiphany

Athanassios Vergados

in The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199589036
eISBN:
9780191728983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at the unique presentation of epiphany in the Homeric Hymn to Hermes. Consideration is first given to the function and qualities of epiphanies elsewhere in the Homeric Hymns and ... More


Reassessing René Magritte’s Période Vache: From Louis Forton’s Pieds Nickelés to Georges Bataille

Gilda Axelroud

in Surrealism, Science Fiction and Comics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381434
eISBN:
9781781382387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381434.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In 1948, at the moment his career seemed to be taking off after twenty years of compromise and struggle, René Magritte made the peculiar decision to abandon his flatly painted, hard-edged signature ... More


How to be a Writer's Family

Peter Wright (ed.)

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this article, Wolfe humorously acknowledges all of the familial distractions that impact on a writer working from home. In addition, he provides satirical guidance for those wishing to marry a ... More


Introduction: Humour: a serious issue in contemporary France

Jonathan Ervine

in Humour in Contemporary France: Controversy, Consensus and Contradictions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620511
eISBN:
9781789629811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620511.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introduction will briefly discuss the ways in which the January 2015 attacks on the offices of Charlie Hebdo provoked debates about humour and freedom of expression, as well as the limits of ... More


Utopian Gaiety: French Lesbian Activism and the Politics of Pleasure (1974–2016)

Tamara Chaplin

in Making Waves: French Feminisms and their Legacies 1975-2015

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620429
eISBN:
9781789629880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620429.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Humour and radical politics are often seen as antithetical. When it comes to lesbian radicalism, this perception is even more extreme. Utopias, on the other hand, are most often places of, if not ... More


Laughter and Power in the Twelfth Century

Peter J. A. Jones

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198843542
eISBN:
9780191879364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843542.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Towards the end of the twelfth century, powerful images of laughing kings and saints began to appear in texts circulating at the English royal court. At the same time, contemporaries began ... More


Humours1 of the Great Strike

Rachelle Hope Saltzman

in A Lark for the Sake of Their Country: The 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719079771
eISBN:
9781781704080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079771.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

‘Humours of the General Strike’ illustrates the ways in which a variety of humorous verbal genres, dramatic forms, and satirical cartoons proliferated during the strike. Observers and participants of ... More


Harrison as Elegist

Blake Morrison

in New Light on Tony Harrison

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266519
eISBN:
9780191884238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Among Tony Harrison’s outstanding achievements are the elegies written for his parents that appear in his School of Eloquence sequence and his long narrative poem ‘v.’. Morrison’s chapter explores ... More


Conclusion: Not Another Teen Movie?

Frances Smith

in Rethinking the Hollywood Teen Movie: Gender, Genre and Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474413091
eISBN:
9781474438452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413091.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Released in 2001, Not Another Teen Movie was released to a public that had become familiar to the point of exhaustion with the genre’s conventions. Along with other similarly-titled spoof films, ... More


Sa‘di on Care of the Self: Ethical Games of Power in Practice of Freedom

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/9780748696925.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter looks at Sa’di as an ethicist whose perspective on ethics shows an understanding of the pragmatic and this worldly conditions necessary for educating oneself. In this regard, the chapter ... 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


‘Sprinkled Among your Ears’: Ben Jonson, John Marston and the Cultivation of the Listening Connoisseur

Allison K. Deutermann

in Listening for Theatrical Form in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411264
eISBN:
9781474422154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411264.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that Ben Jonson, John Marston, and others positioned city comedy as a sophisticated sonic alternative to the booming (in every sense) revenge plays of the 1580s and 90s. To hear ... More


Vitalizing Childhood through Old Age in Hector Malot’s Sans famille: An Intersectional Perspective

Elisabeth Wesseling

in Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Elisabeth Wesseling introduces an intersectional approach to Hector Malot’s French classic of children’s literature, Sans famille, showing how the various characters are all positioned at the ... More


Programmes

Brett Mills

in The Sitcom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637515
eISBN:
9780748671229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637515.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter explores particular sitcom moments in detail, in order to outline the frameworks that can be used to carry out such a task. This analysis draws on Humour Theory, which is traditionally ... More


From the Cradle to the Cave: A Comedy of Ethics from Plato to Christian Asceticism (via Rembrandt)

Anthony Cordingley

in Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The metaphysical themes explored in previous chapters are amplified when Beckett is shown to engage explicitly with the ethics of Plato and Aristotle, as well as Greek and Roman Stoics. This chapter ... More


Home is where the laughter is: humour and narrative control on stage with Ayşe Şahin

Annedith Schneider

in Turkish Immigration, Art and Narratives of Home in France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991494
eISBN:
9781526115348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991494.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter argues that part of settling in and making a new home is being able to tell one’s own story and to have others listen. It also argues that in such situations humour is a particularly ... More


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