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Published: 03 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385325-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8532-5
... characterized by humor, intelligence, and unwavering defiance of delimiting social systems. She laughs at Argentina’s authoritarian military dic- tatorshipsthe military and their medalsat coercive economic systems, and at the far subtler but nonetheless restrictive systems of gender and sexual for- mation...
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383505-022
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8350-5
... Politics of of comedy’s trademarks. This attitude might lead Holocaust Humor one to invert Chaplin’s statement and to insist that the more one knows about the horror of concen...
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389774-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8977-4
... 5 SEX WITH A LAUGH TRACK SEXUALITY AND TELEVISION HUMOR n 1975, Peter Tripp was faced with a dilemma. In a return appearance as a Icontestant on cbs’s Match Game, the host, Gene Rayburn, posed him this puzzle: ‘‘A giant...
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By Anikó Imre
Published: 03 June 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7446-6
... This is the first of two chapters about comedic genres. It first explains that, rather than a government-controlled soapbox that repelled humor, much of socialist TV programming was actually perceived by audiences as comic because socialism itself was absurdly comical. Television was an...
Published: 31 March 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377030-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7703-0
Published: 15 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003403-019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0340-3
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By Anikó Imre
Published: 03 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374466-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7446-6
... This is the first of two chapters about comedic genres. It first explains that, rather than a government-controlled soapbox that repelled humor, much of socialist TV programming was actually perceived by audiences as comic because socialism itself was absurdly comical. Television was an...
Published: 24 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373315-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7331-5
... ideas about art. Duchamp deployed deconstructive humor and irony to engage the spectator in his work, which is evident in Tongue in Cheek on several levels, while also revealing the workings of the art market. Specifically, this chapter theorizes Duchamp’s deconstruction of identity, bringing together...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
Published: 24 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373292-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7329-2
... in which media theorization has largely taken place in Japan—the space of hihyō . By using humor to work through issues of the commodified female body, and the restrictive national role assigned to it, Rokudenashiko hit a nerve that provoked a state reaction. Rokudenashiko operates at the fringes of...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
Published: 24 February 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7329-2
... complex reservoir of self-reflexive tactics that included artistic practices as well as a sharp humor. The late Seki enacted a media theory that made heavy use of the tools of popular culture itself: critical text, an “eraser print” illustration of a TV celebrity’s face based on a carving in the medium of...
Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375784-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7578-4
... This chapter frames this retelling of the early history of American animation as part blackface minstrelsy in order to reconsider some of the classic theories of comedy, humor, and laughter. It argues for the significance of race and racism in the seemingly universal concepts of the laughing...
Published: 14 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373933-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7393-3
... A brief history of Western medicine starts with Galen and takes one from the humoral-imbalance theory to the late 19 th century germ theory of disease. A key turning point in medicine was the Flexner Report of 1910, which facilitated the transformation of medicine into a science-based...
Published: 04 March 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383031-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8303-1
...," to humor me. He didn't know why I would lie to him, but I had the power, he didn't want to offend me. "Are we going home?" he asked carefully. "Soon," I said. "When you're well enough to fly." 57 ...
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By Jan Olsson
Published: 25 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376026-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7602-6
... humorous yarns. A brief career sketch concerning his British years puts him on the gangplank to the Selznick studio. Keeping up his pranking marketing style in Hollywood, Hitchcock was enlisted by leading photo-journals, especially Life and Look, and for body-slanted railleries. The chapter discusses these...
Published: 26 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376019-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7601-9
... viewers’ nostalgia, identification, or projection. Deepa Mehta’s Water (2005) highlights how feminist and “foreign” films are framed for the art house circuit. The promotion of Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s Persepolis (2007) plays into Western stereotypes of Iran, while the film’s humor and...
Published: 24 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373292-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7329-2
... developed a complex reservoir of self-reflexive tactics that included artistic practices as well as a sharp humor. The late Seki enacted a media theory that made heavy use of the tools of popular culture itself: critical text, an “eraser print” illustration of a TV celebrity’s face based on a carving in the...
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By James S. Leonard
Published: 01 January 1999
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9722-9
... Yarnspinner: Essays on George Washington Harris (Univer• sity of Alabama Press, 1996). Author of articles on the American comic tradition, as well as Mark Twain and Frank Norris, in such journals as Modem Language Quar• terly, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Studies in American Humor, and...
Published: 05 June 2012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9548-5
... welcomed me to Stanford and their cultural studies reading group two decades ago, and I will never forget the intellectual buzz, the comradely good humor, and the sense of doing something important in the curriculum and in our writing that kept their house aglow. It was in that context that I first met...