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Neo-Victorian Humour: Comic Subversions and Unlaughter in Contemporary Historical Re-Visions (Neo-Victorian Series, vol. 5) / Marie-luise Kohlke; Christian Gutleben

Swansea University Author: Kohlke, Marie-luise

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This volume explores the range of neo-Victorian humour from the ludic to the obscene and grotesque across a variety of media, including fiction, drama, film, fashion, and graphic novels. It demonstrates that humour plays an integral and significant role in the neo-Victorian project of re-visioning t...

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ISBN: 9789004336605 9789004336612
Published: Leiden & Boston Brill/Rodopi 2017
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa33937
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Abstract: This volume explores the range of neo-Victorian humour from the ludic to the obscene and grotesque across a variety of media, including fiction, drama, film, fashion, and graphic novels. It demonstrates that humour plays an integral and significant role in the neo-Victorian project of re-visioning the nineteenth century and contesting its socio-cultural legacies in the present.
Keywords: complicity, contestation, ethics, humour, neo-Victorian, post-ethics, unlaughter, subversion
College: College of Arts and Humanities