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Title Of corpse : death and humor in folklore and popular culture / edited by Peter NarvŠez.

Imprint Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2003.


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Description 1 online resource (358 pages) : illustrations
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Note "An earlier version of Ellis's essay 'Making a Big Apple crumble' was published in the online Journal new directions in folklore, 6 June 2002."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-351) and index.
Contents Jokes that follow mass-mediated disasters in a global electronic age / Christie Davies -- Making a big apple crumble: the role of humor in constructing a global response to disaster / Bill Ellis -- Creating situations: practical jokes and the revival of the dead in Irish tradition / Ilana Harlow -- Tricks and fun: subversive pleasures at Newfoundland wakes / Peter NarvŠez -- "Pardon me for not standing": modern America graveyard humor / Richard E. Meyer -- Wishes come true: designing the Greenwich Village Halloween parade / Jack Kugelmass -- Making merry with death: iconic humor in Mexico's Day of the Dead / Kristin Congdon -- Calaveras: literary humor in Mexico's Day of the Dead / Stanley Brandes -- Exit laughing: death and laughter in Los Angeles and Port-au-Prince / Donald J. Cosentino -- Dancing skeletons: the subversion of death among deadheads / LuAnne K. Roth -- Traditional narrative, popular aesthetics, Weekend at Bernie's, and vernacular cinema / Mikel Koven.
Note Print version record.
Summary "Laughter, contemporary theory suggests, is often aggressive in some manner and may be prompted by a sudden perception of incongruity combined with memories of past emotional experience. Given this importance of the past to our recognition of the comic, it follows that some "traditions" dispose us to ludic responses. The studies in this collection examine specific interactions of text (jokes, poetry, epitaphs, iconography, film drama) and social context (wakes, festivals, disasters) that shape and generate laughter. Uniquely, however, the essays here peruse a remarkable paradox--the convergence of death and humor"--Publisher's description.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Subject Death -- Folklore.
Death -- Humor.
Mort -- Folklore.
Mort -- Humour.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
Death. (OCoLC)fst00888613
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Folklore. (OCoLC)fst01423784
Humor. (OCoLC)fst01423696
Added Author NarvŠez, Peter.
Other Form: Print version: Of corpse. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2003 0874215595 (DLC) 2003004641 (OCoLC)51799523
ISBN 0874214815 (electronic bk.)
9780874214819 (electronic bk.)
0874215595 (pbk.)
9780874215595 (pbk.)

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