Show simple item record Marsh, Moira 2012-07-10T20:18:31Z 2012-07-10T20:18:31Z 2012-07-10
dc.description Plenary presentation delivered at the annual meeting of the International Society for Humor Studies, Krakow,Poland, 27th June 2012. en
dc.description.abstract In this paper I will explore the reception of jokes. I will use practical jokes as examples but my intent is to make claims about the reception of verbal jokes as well. I contend that joke reception arises from the interplay of three essential characteristics of jokes, namely their nature as aesthetic objects; their transgressive nature, and their playful essence. Jokes are artistic; jokes are bad if they are any good, and jokes belong to the realm of play. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject Jokes, practical jokes, humor, aesthetics en
dc.title Foiled Again: The Playful Ethics and Aesthetics of Jokes en
dc.type Presentation en

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