The Anatomy of Laughter

The Anatomy of Laughter

by Toby Garfitt

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Overview

"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 - Introduction Dominique Bertrand - Anatomie et etymologie: ordre et desordre du rire selon Laurent Joubert Silke Kipper, Dietmar Todt - The Sound of Laughter: Recent Concepts and Findings in Research into Laughter Vocalizations Sarah-Jayne Blakemore - Why Can't You Tickle Yourself? Michael Holland - Belly Laughs Walter Redfern - Upping the Ante/i: Exaggeration in Celine and Valles Giselinde Kuipers - Humour Styles and Class Cultures: Highbrow Humour and Lowbrow Humour in the Netherlands Christie Davies - Searching for Jokes: Language, Translation, and the Cross-Cultural Comparison of Humour Ted Cohen - And What If They Don't Laugh? Iain Galbraith - Without the Rape the Talk-Show Would Not Be Laughable Jean-Michel Deprats - Translating a Great Feast of Languages Paul J. Memmi - Traduire le rire Natacha Thiery - Rire et desir dans les comedies americaines de Lubitsch: l'exemple de Ninotchka (1939) Adam Phillips - What's So Funny? On Being Laughed at ...Sukanta Chaudhuri - Laughing and Talking Georges Roque - Le Rire comme accident en peinture Laurent Bazin - La Couleur du rire: peinture et traduction Gerard Toulouse - Views on the Physics and Metaphysics of Laughter"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351197656
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/02/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

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).

Table of Contents

Preface Edith Franck McMorran x

List of Contributors xii

Introduction Jane Taylor 1

1 Anatomie et étymologie; ordre et desordre du rire selon Laurent Joubert Dominique Bertrand 11

2 The Sound of Laughter: Recent Concepts and Findings in Research into Laughter Vocalizations Silke Kipper Dietmar Todt 24

3 Why Can't You Tickle Yourself? Sarah-Jayne Blakemore 34

4 Belly Laughs Michael Holland 42

5 Upping the Ante/i: Exaggeration in Céline and Vallès Walter Redfern 50

6 Humour Styles and Class Cultures: Highbrow Humour and Lowbrow Humour in the Netherlands Giselinde Kuipers 58

7 Searching for Jokes: Language, Translation, and the Cross-Cultural Comparison of Humour Christie Davies 70

8 And What If They Don't Laugh? Ted Cohen 86

9 Without the Rape the Talk-Show Would Not Be Laughable Iain Galbraith 93

10 Translating a Great Feast of Languages Jean-Michel Déprats 100

11 Traduire le rire Paul J. Memmi 109

12 Rire et désir dans les comédies américaines de Lubitsch: l'exemple de Ninotchka (1939) Natacha Thiéry 115

13 What's So Funny? On Being Laughed at … Adam Phillips 124

14 Laughing and Talking Sukanta Chaudhuri 131

15 Le Rire comme accident en peinture Georges Roque 142

16 La Couleur du rire: peinture et traduction Laurent Bazin 153

17 Views on the Physics and Metaphysics of Laughter Gérard Toulouse 161

Index 177

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