top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
Comic Effects
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Humor in Literature
Comic Effects
Click on image to enlarge

Paul Lewis - Author
N/A
Hardcover - 179 pages
Release Date: August 1989
ISBN10: 0-7914-0022-0
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0022-7

Out of Print
Price: $31.95 
Paperback - 179 pages
Release Date: August 1989
ISBN10: 0-7914-0023-9
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0023-4

Quantity:  
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...


Summary

"Comic Effects will be lauded in the academic journals as a salient contribution to the study of humor." -- Joseph Boskin, Boston University

Lewis draws on both humor theories and research, arguing for the development of interdisciplinary methodologies in the study of literary humor. He demonstrates that the sociologist of humor and the comic playwright approach the same subject--humor in and between groups--with different tools, that writers of Bildungsromane and developmental psychologists share a common interest in the role of humor in maturation, and that the monsters that haunt the psyches of professional comedians can be useful in understanding the odd minglings of humor and fear in Gothic fiction. His treatment of writers who differ widely in their use of humor suggests that the complexity and diversity of humor make it a richly variable determinant of character, genre, and writer.

Paul Lewis is Associate Professor of English at Boston College.


Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Humor Criticism and Humor Research

2. The Politics of Comedy and the Social Functions of Humor

3. Humor and Maturation in Fictions of Development

4. Humor and Fear in the Gothic


Conclusion
Notes
Index


Related Subjects
21946/23228(//)

Related Titles

Sexing the Text
Sexing the Text
Speaking Two Languages
Speaking Two Languages
The Robe of Love
The Robe of Love
Africa Writes Back to Self
Africa Writes Back to Self
The Poetics of Death
The Poetics of Death
The Play of the Self
The Play of the Self
Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Beyond of Language
Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Beyond of Language
Letters and Found Poems of Edisa and Chloe
Letters and Found Poems of Edisa and Chloe
Every Root a Branch
Every Root a Branch
Fathers and Sons in Virgil's Aeneid
Fathers and Sons in Virgil's Aeneid



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg