DMCA. Copyrighted Work that you can Claim.
Base have 9 939 books.
Search: 


📙 Comedy (The New Critical Idiom) by Andrew Stott — epub download


First of all, I should mention that I have a very specific reason for loving this book: I teach a course in Comparative Literature called Comic Spirit at a public university in CA, and after trying many of the available critical/theoretical/philosophical texts on the subject of comedy and humor, I've found this to be the best by far. Stott's essays blend interesting discussions of the work of major philosophers/theorists on comedy/humor (Bergson, Freud, Erasmus, etc.) with close readings of major comedic texts. I have two light critiques: 1.) the book lacks truly global perspective, and focuses largely on Anglo-Euro-American traditions. This reflects my interests and goals in teaching, so this is not a shortcoming so much as my personal desire to see a broader perspective (of course, it can be said that the book is limited in length and therefore scope). 2.) the film/media examples are limited to "classics" (think: Charlie Chaplin, Monty Python, Mel Brooks, Billy Wilder, Woody Allen, etc.), which are fantastic and give the book a feeling of authority, a mature distance from the baggy monstrosity and wild diversity of contemporary comedy film. That said, if you're looking for something to connect to contemporary film/media studies (and hence pique student interest by engaging their predispositions, if you're teaching), you would need to fill in some gaps. That said, after much trial-and-error, this is the book I return to for accessible writing style, broad coverage of what is becoming the critical canon of comedy thinkers, and clear exploration of challenging theories. Highly recommended too for writers of comedy who want to leverage a way of thinking about various approaches to comedy creation without all the lame rhetoric and packaging of "how to write comedy" guides.

About book:

About file:

  • File size: 921 653
  • Format: pdf


Security code:
Download button

Similar books results


Interdisciplinarity (The New Critical Idiom)
Interdisciplinarity (The New Critical Idiom) free pdf by Joe Moran

Since Aristotle, similar areas of study have been segmented into increasingly disparate disciplines, creating the idea of "interdisciplinarity." In this ideal introduction to a hotly contested arena of literary theory, Joe Moran traces the history and use...

Humanism (The New Critical Idiom)
Humanism (The New Critical Idiom) free pdf by Tony Davies

Humanism offers students a clear and lucid introductory guide to the complexities of Humanism, one of the most contentious and divisive of artistic or literary concepts. Showing how the concept has evolved since the Renaissance period, Davies discusses h...

Modernism (The New Critical Idiom)
Modernism (The New Critical Idiom) epub download by Peter Childs

If you're reading this book, then don't thank your professor. There are better textbooks out there, but at lease it short. It's ok if you're taking a summer school Modern literature class. I wouldn't use it in any of my classes otherwise - but I was fo...

Science And Virtue: An Essay on the Impact of the Scientific Mentality on Moral Character (Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy) (Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy)
Science And Virtue: An Essay on the Impact of the Scientific Mentality on Moral Character (Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy) (Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy) download pdf by Louis Caruana

Charting new territory in the interface between science and ethics, "Science and Virtue" is a study of how the scientific mentality can affect the building of character, or the attainment of virtue by the individual. Drawing on inspiration from virtue-eth...

Blackness and Value: Seeing Double
Blackness and Value: Seeing Double free epub by Lindon Barrett

Blackness and Value investigates the principles by which "value" operates, and asks if it is useful to imagine that the concepts of racial blackness and whiteness in the United States operate in terms of these principles. Testing these concepts by explor...

Atmospheric Ammonia: Detecting emission changes and environmental impacts
Atmospheric Ammonia: Detecting emission changes and environmental impacts epub download by Mark A. Sutton (auth.), Mark A. Sutton, Stefan Reis, Samantha M.H. Baker (eds.)

Atmospheric ammonia is increasingly being recognized as a pollutant of key environmental concern. Ammonia contributes to several environmental problems, including direct toxic effects on vegetation, atmospheric nitrogen deposition, leading to the eutrophi...

A Dictionary of Literary And Thematic Terms
A Dictionary of Literary And Thematic Terms free epub by Edward Quinn

In clear, non-technical language, this dictionary of more than 1,000 literary terms and themes takes an expanded view of the term "literary." This book gives readers not only a traditional literary vocabulary, but also the knowledge of related theoretical...

Literature and the Philosophy of Intention
Literature and the Philosophy of Intention download pdf by Patrick Swinden (auth.)

This book attempts to reinstate the importance of authorial intention by examining arguments against it from a variety of sources - American New Criticism, European Structuralism and various kinds of postmodernist theory. It enlists the aid of Kantian aes...

Media Literacies: A Critical Introduction
Media Literacies: A Critical Introduction pdf free by Michael Hoechsmann, Stuart R. Poyntz(auth.)

Media Literacies: A Critical Introduction traces the history of media literacy and grapples with the fresh challenges posed by the convergent media of the 21st century.  The book provides a much-needed guide to what it means to be literate in today’s medi...

The Medical Student’s Guide to the Plain Chest Film
The Medical Student’s Guide to the Plain Chest Film free download by Edwin Donnelly

This book is designed to provide the medical student a simple yet systemized approach to interpreting the plain chest radiograph. The book teaches the normal anatomy as well as a systematic approach that can (and should) be used to evaluate every chest fi...

Else/Where: Mapping — New Cartographies of Networks and Territories
Else/Where: Mapping — New Cartographies of Networks and Territories epub download by Janet Abrams, Peter Hall

How is it that someone can rate this book with only one star? This is the best book on the subject mapping I have seen so far. The content is highly conceptual and very profound. It gives you a lot of beautiful images and well-written essays which illustr...

Husserl’s Legacy in Phenomenological Philosophies:  New Approaches to Reason, Language, Hermeneutics, the Human Condition. Book 3: Phenomenology in the World Fifty Years after the Death of Edmund Husserl

Bibliography 1971–72 Organic and Organometallic Crystal Structures
Bibliography 1971–72 Organic and Organometallic Crystal Structures pdf free by Olga Kennard, David G. Watson (auth.), Olga Kennard, David G. Watson, William G. Town (eds.)

This volume is the fourth c1assified bibliography of organic and organometallic crystal structures prepared by the Crystallographic Data Centre, University Chemical Laboratory, Cambridge, and published jointly with the International Union of Crystallograp...

Processing of Solid–Liquid Suspensions
Processing of Solid–Liquid Suspensions free download by P. Ayazi Shamlou (Eds.)

At some stage in most process operations solids and liquids are brought into contact for processing. How they behave in these situations is of great importance to the process as a whole. Based on the collective experience of international industrialists a...

The United Kingdom — The United Nations
The United Kingdom — The United Nations pdf free by Erik Jensen, Thomas Fisher (eds.)

A study of the relationship between the United Kingdom and the United Nations. Topics covered include the UK's involvement in the United Nations peace-keeping forces and co-operation and confrontation between the UK and the UN over the subject of decoloni...

English Puritanism 1603–1689

East Asia’s Economic Integration: Progress and Benefit

Tragedy and Scepticism in Shakespeare’s England

The Formation of Gaming Culture: UK Gaming Magazines, 1981–1995