The Languages of Humor: Verbal, Visual, and Physical Humor

Author:   Professor Arie Sover
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Pages:   336
Publication Date:   19 March 2020
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Author:   Professor Arie Sover
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN:  

9781350155268


ISBN 10:   1350155268
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   19 March 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
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Introduction Part I: Jokes and Joking 1. Jokes and Insults: Language and aggression (Christie Davies, University of Reading, UK) 2. How Jokes Work?: Seven Humor Theorists in Search of a Joke (Arthur Asa Berger, San Francisco State University, USA) 3. God, Jokes, Parnusseh & Tsores: Jewish Humor (Joseph Dorinson, Long Island University, USA) 4. Holocaust Jokes on American and Israeli Situational Comedies: Signalling Positions of Memory Intimacy and Distance (Jeffrey Scott Demsky, San Bernardino Valley College, USA and Liat Steir-Livny, Sapir Academic College and the Open University of Israel, Israel) 5. Intertextuality and Cultural Literacy in Contemporary Political Jokes (Villy Tsakona, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece) 6. Humor and Liminality: A Case Study of the Maltese Gahan (Mary Ann Cassar, University of Malta, Malta) 7. Multifacet Pragmatics of Russian Post-Soviet Jokes (Kravchenko Nataliia, Kiev National Linguistic University, Ukraine, & Pasternak Tetiana Anatoliivna, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine) Part II: Caricatures and Cartoons 8. Caricature as a Weapon in Class Struggle: Early Soviet Graphic Satire (Annie Gerin, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada) 9. The Internet Political Meme: A remediation of the political cartoon (Khin-Wee Chen, University of Canterbury, New Zealand) 10. The Interplay Between Visual and Verbal Language in Famous Last Words Cartoons (Carla Canestrari) 11. Inside Jokes: Identifying Humorous Cartoon Captions Algorithmically (Dafna Shahaf, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Bob Mankoff, Cartoon Editor for The New Yorker Magazine, USA & Eric Horvitz, Technical Fellow and Managing Director at Microsoft Research, USA) 12. Caricature as Desacralization of the Image: The Charlie Hebdo Case (Ayelet Lilti, Elie Wiesel Institute in Paris, France) Part III: Slapstick and Physical Comedy 13. Slapstick Comedy: Under What Conditions Can Body Movements be Humorous? (Paul Bouissac, University of Toronto, Canada) 14. Slapstick in the American Cinema: From Circus Clowns to the First Cinema Comedians (Arie Sover, Ashkelon Academic College and the Open University, Israel) 15. Slapstick Humor in Children's Popular Literature (Evangeline E. Nwokah, Vanessa Lopez & Erin Morrison, Our Lady of the Lake University, USA) 16. Shenanigans on Stage: Cultural Re-appropriation of Classical Music through Slapstick (Terri Toles Patkin, Eastern Connecticut State University, USA) 17. Consequential Slapstick: Staging the Aristophanic Slapstick in Lysistrata (Vicky Manteli, Hellenic Open University, Greece) Bibliography Index

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Arie Sover is a Lecturer and Researcher in Communication and Humor Studies at the Open University of Israel, Israel. He is the author and editor of six books (including this one), and numerous articles on humor research. He is also the Founder and Chair of the Israeli Society for Humor Research, and the Founder and Editor of two scientific journals, Humor Mekuvan (in Hebrew), and the Israeli Journal of Humor Research: An International Journal.

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