The Anatomy of Laughter

Edited by Toby Garfitt, Edith McMorran and Jane Taylor

Studies In Comparative Literature 8

Legenda

13 September 2005  •  192pp

ISBN: 1-900755-72-6 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

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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.

The editors are Toby Garfitt (Fellow and Tutor in French, Magdalen College, University of Oxford), Edith McMorran (St Hugh's College, University of Oxford) and Jane Taylor (Principal, Collingwood College, University of Durham).

Reviews:

  • ‘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.’ — Tarez Samra Graban, Canadian Review of Comparative Literature December 2010, 428-31

Contents:

1-10
Introduction
Jane Taylor
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11-23
Anatomie et étymologie: ordre et désordre du rire selon Laurent Joubert
Dominique Bertrand
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24-33
The Sound of Laughter: Recent Concepts and Findings in Research into Laughter Vocalizations
Silke Kipper, Dietmar Todt
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34-41
Why Can’t You Tickle Yourself?
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
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42-49
Belly Laughs
Michael Holland
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50-57
Upping the Ante/i: Exaggeration in Céline and Vallès
Walter Redfern
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58-69
Humour Styles and Class Cultures: Highbrow Humour and Lowbrow Humour in the Netherlands
Giselinde Kuipers
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70-85
Searching for Jokes: Language, Translation, and the Cross-Cultural Comparison of Humour
Christie Davies
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86-92
And What If They Don’t Laugh?
Ted Cohen
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93-99
Without the Rape the Talk-Show Would Not Be Laughable
Iain Galbraith
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100-108
Translating a Great Feast of Languages
Jean-Michel Déprats
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109-114
Traduire le rire
Paul J. Memmi
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115-123
Rire et désir dans les comédies américaines de Lubitsch: l’exemple de Ninotchka (1939)
Natacha Thiéry
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124-130
What’s So Funny? On Being Laughed at ...
Adam Phillips
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131-141
Laughing and Talking
Sukanta Chaudhuri
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142-152
Le Rire comme accident en peinture
Georges Roque
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153-160
La Couleur du rire: peinture et traduction
Laurent Bazin
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161-176
Views on the Physics and Metaphysics of Laughter
Gérard Toulouse
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Bibliography entry:

Garfitt, Toby, Edith McMorran, and Jane Taylor (eds), The Anatomy of Laughter, Studies In Comparative Literature, 8 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2005)

First footnote reference: 35 The Anatomy of Laughter, ed. by Toby Garfitt, Edith McMorran and Jane Taylor, Studies In Comparative Literature, 8 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2005), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Garfitt, McMorran, and Taylor, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Garfitt, Toby, Edith McMorran, and Jane Taylor (eds). 2005. The Anatomy of Laughter, Studies In Comparative Literature, 8 (Cambridge: Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Garfitt, McMorran, and Taylor 2005: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Garfitt, McMorran, and Taylor 2005: 21.

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