Browsing by Subject "laughter"
Now showing items 1-3 of 3
(2013-06-05)What can 15th century France and heavy metal have in common? In Heavy Metal Humor, Gary Powell explores metal culture through the work of Mikael Bakhtin‘s “carnivalesque theory.” Describing the practice of inverting commonly ...
(Oxford University Press, 2001)This is an overview of theories of humor's adaptive significance.
(Routledge, 2017)Excerpt: "Humor both exposes and disrupts the usual ways of using language. It also disrupts the rigidity of conventional ways of thinking, for it plays not only with the rules of language but also with the rules of logic. ...