Browsing Working Papers 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 (2017)
    The 1910 Dreadnought hoax was famous in its day and continues to be well-known today, in large part because it involved both the young Virginia Woolf and the celebrated prankster Horace DeVere Cole. Currently, we see the ...
  • 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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