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Making Out in Anne Frank’s Attic: Humor and the Holocaust in Australia

David Slucki

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the growing body of Holocaust humor in Australian popular culture in the past decade and how it is produced, received, and ultimately regulated in various local media. By ... More


“Laughter through Tears”: Jewish Humor in the Aftermath of the Holocaust

Avinoam Patt

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines manifestations of Jewish humor in the aftermath of the Holocaust, analyzing the functions of this humor and pointing to some of the continuities and discontinuities between ... More


Funny-Looking: Thoughts on Jewish Visual Humor

Carol Zemel

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Jewish visual humor, demonstrating its ties not only to Jewish history, but also to the history of Western art. The analysis includes the figural illustrations of the ... More


An Irony of History: Ephraim Kishon’s German Triumph

Gabriel N. Finder

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Ephraim Kishon’s (1924–2005) phenomenal success in Germany. A Holocaust survivor, Kishon emigrated from Hungary to Israel in 1949, and became one of its most popular humorists ... More


“Humour Wholesalers”? Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran’s Anglo-Jewish Television Comedy

Michael Berkowitz

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter demonstrates the existence of a notable strain of Jewish humor in Britain by focusing on the work of television writing and production team, Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. Marks and ... More


Humor and Russian Jewish Identity

Anna Shternshis

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that deciphering the humor of Jews living under the Soviet Russian regime allows for a nuanced understanding of Russian Jewish identity in the Soviet and post-Soviet era. The ... More


Purim on Pesach: The Invented Tradition of Passover Yontef-bletlekh in the Warsaw Yiddish Press

Edward Portnoy

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter sketches the history of yontef-bletlekh (holiday pages). First published in the mid-1890s, yontef-bletlekh were initially conceived as a means of circumventing the Russian censor’s ban ... More


A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Eli Lederhendler and Gabriel N. Finder (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book bases its title on a joke by Groucho Marx who said (approximately, accounts differ) “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member”—a line that encapsulates one of the ... More


Humor and Ethnicity on Israeli Television: A Historical Perspective

Limor Shifman

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the role that humor has played in a specific context: Israel’s ethnic cleavage between “Ashkenazim” (Jews of Euro-American origin) and “Mizrahim” (Jews of Asian and North ... More


The “Tsadik from Plonsk” and “Goldenyu”: Political Satire in Dzigan and Shumacher’s Israeli Comic Repertoire

Diego Rotman

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the career and political satire of comic duo Shimen Dzigan and Yisroel Shumacher. Their performances dealt with issues that reflected the major topics that preoccupied Jews of ... More


Otto É. May(zo)—Elaine May’s Screenplay of Otto Preminger’s Such Good Friends (1971) as Affirmation that Hell is Other People

Paul Jeffery

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In February 1971, while her studio-seized debut feature A New Leaf was being readied its premiere, Elaine May took a job-for-hire – adapting Lois Gould's newly published, fictionalized semi-memoir ... More


That Old Black Magic: Woody Allen’s Ambivalent Artistry

Peter J. Bailey

in The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Allen’s ambivalences about his art have produced films difficult to categorize in terms of genre—they are not quite art films, nor are they commercial in Hollywood’s sense. He has also gravitated ... More


And Hannah Laughed: The Role of Irony in Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem

Kerstin Steitz

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes Hannah Arendt’s use of irony and humor in Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963), a compilation of her serialized account of the Adolf Eichmann trial ... More


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