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The anatomy of laughter [electronic resource] /
edited by Toby Garfitt, Edith McMorran, and Jane Taylor.
imprint
London : Legenda, 2005.
description
xi, 180 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
ISBN
1900755726, 9781900755726
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
London : Legenda, 2005.
isbn
1900755726
9781900755726
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
A selection of the papers presented at a conference held at St. Hugh's College, Oxford, 2001.
language note
Texts in English and French.
catalogue key
13427511
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Review Quotes
An accessible and educative collection... provides much more than a visitation of standard methodologies, and it does much more than merely celebrate laughter as cognitive, linguistic, or aesthetic function. An indispensable collection for the serious humour scholar.
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Summaries
Long Description
The selected essays in this volume explore the conditions governing the production and survival of laughter. The visual arts, including both painting and film, and the different linguistic and literary traditions prove highly fruitful areas of investigation. The stage, with its innately interactive character, poses particularly interesting questions in the field of translation.
Long Description
What is laughter - physiologically, psychologically, metaphysically, linguistically, artistically? And what about its politics and ideology? Is laughter culture-specific? Does it travel? These questions were addressed in two colloquia organized by TRIO (Translation Research in Oxford) at St Hugh's College, Oxford, in 2001-2. The selected essays in this volume explore the conditions governing the production and survival of laughter. The visual arts, including both painting and film, and the different linguistic and literary traditions prove highly fruitful areas of investigation. The stage, with its innately interactive character, poses particularly interesting questions in the field of translation. Speakers at the colloquia represented a wide spread of countries and disciplines and included Susan Bassnett, Laurent Bazin, Anthea Bell, Sarah Blakemore, Ranjit Bolt, Peter Bush, Ted Cohen, Jean-Michel Deprars, Susan Greenfield, Terry Hale, Hugh Haughton, Guy Leclercq, Marie-Claire Pasquier, Adam Phillips, Gerard Toulouse and Aline Schulman. (Legenda 2005)
Main Description
The nature of laughter has recently attracted the attention of a number of different disciplines. In two recent colloquia, TRIO (Translation Research in Oxford) brought together international authorities from fields as diverse as physiology, psychology, linguistics, translation and literary studies, and sociology, with scant regard for political correctness. This fascinating and often hilarious collection of essays is the result. Book jacket.
Main Description
The nature of laughter has recently attracted the attention of a number of different disciplines. In two recent colloquia, TRIO (Translation Research in Oxford) brought together international authorities from fields as diverse as physiology, psychology, linguistics, translation and literary studies, and sociology, with scant regard for political correctness. This fascinating and often hilarious collection of essays is the result. With the contributions:Jane Taylor -- IntroductionDominique Bertrand -- Anatomie et tymologie: ordre et dsordre du rire selon Laurent JoubertSilke Kipper, Dietmar Todt -- The Sound of Laughter: Recent Concepts and Findings in Research into Laughter VocalizationsSarah-Jayne Blakemore -- Why Can't You Tickle Yourself?Michael Holland -- Belly LaughsWalter Redfern -- Upping the Ante/i: Exaggeration in Cline and VallsGiselinde Kuipers -- Humour Styles and Class Cultures: Highbrow Humour and Lowbrow Humour in the NetherlandsChristie Davies -- Searching for Jokes: Language, Translation, and the Cross-Cultural Comparison of HumourTed Cohen -- And What If They Don't Laugh?Iain Galbraith -- Without the Rape the Talk-Show Would Not Be LaughableJean-Michel Dprats -- Translating a Great Feast of LanguagesPaul J. Memmi -- Traduire le rireNatacha Thiry -- Rire et dsir dans les comdies amricaines de Lubitsch: l'exemple de Ninotchka (1939)Adam Phillips -- What's So Funny? On Being Laughed at ...Sukanta Chaudhuri -- Laughing and TalkingGeorges Roque -- Le Rire comme accident en peintureLaurent Bazin -- La Couleur du rire: peinture et traductionGrard Toulouse -- Views on the Physics and Metaphysics of Laughter
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Edith Franck McMorranp. x
List of Contributorsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Anatomie et etymologie: ordre et desordre du rire selon Laurent Joubertp. 11
The Sound of Laughter: Recent Concepts and Findings in Research into Laughter Vocalizationsp. 24
Why Can't You Tickle Yourself?p. 34
Belly Laughsp. 42
Upping the Ante/i: Exaggeration in Celine and Vallesp. 50
Humour Styles and Class Cultures: Highbrow Humour and Lowbrow Humour in the Netherlandsp. 58
Searching for Jokes: Language, Translation, and the Cross-Cultural Comparison of Humourp. 70
And What If They Don't Laugh?p. 86
Without the Rape the Talk-Show Would Not Be Laughablep. 93
Translating a Great Feast of Languagesp. 100
Traduire le rirep. 109
Rire et desir dans les comedies americaines de Lubitsch: l'exemple de Ninotchka (1939)p. 115
What's So Funny? On Being Laughed at ...p. 124
Laughing and Talkingp. 131
Le Rire comme accident en peinturep. 142
La Couleur du rire: peinture et traductionp. 153
Views on the Physics and Metaphysics of Laughterp. 161
Indexp. 177
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