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    • Heavy Metal Humor: Reconsidering Carnival in Heavy Metal Culture 

      Powell, Gary Botts (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 ...
    • Laughter and humour 

      Vaid, Jyotsna; Ramachandran, V.S. (Oxford University Press, 2001)
      This is an overview of theories of humor's adaptive significance.
    • Psycholinguistic approaches to humor 

      Lopez, Belem G.; Vaid, Jyotsna (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. ...