Browsing Folklore and Ethnomusicology by Author "Marsh, Moira"

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  • Marsh, Moira (2014-02-24)
    Does anything go in humor? My answer is, yes, potentially, anything goes. Does that mean there are no limits in humor? Not at all. Humor depends upon boundaries—if there were no limits, there would be no humor. I contend ...
  • Marsh, Moira (2016)
    This paper examines the metadiscourse of the 1910 Dreadnought hoax, one of the most notorious practical jokes of the twentieth century. “Unlaughter” refers to those moments when supportive laughter would normally be expected ...
  • Marsh, Moira (2012-07-10)
    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 ...

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