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              Victorian Comedy and Laughter: Conviviality, Jokes and Dissent
                

              Victorian Comedy and Laughter: Conviviality, Jokes and Dissent (Hardback, 1st ed. 2020)

              Edited by Lee, Louise

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              • Pub Date
                3 Aug 20

              This innovative collection of essays is the first to situate comedy and laughter as central rather than peripheral to nineteenth century life. Victorian Comedy and Laughter: Conviviality, Jokes and Dissent offers new readings of the works of Charles Dickens, Edward Lear, George E...liot, George Gissing, Barry Pain and Oscar Wilde, alongside discussions of much-loved Victorian comics like Little Tich, Jenny Hill, Bessie Bellwood and Thomas Lawrence. Tracing three consecutive and interlocking moods in the period, all the contributors engage with the crucial critical question of how laughter and comedy shaped Victorian subjectivity and aesthetic form. Malcolm Andrews, Jonathan Buckmaster and Peter Swaab explore the dream of print culture togetherness that is conviviality, while Bob Nicholson, Louise Lee, Ann Featherstone, Louise Wingrove and Oliver Double discuss the rise-on-rise of the Victorian joke -- both on the page and the stage -- while Peter Jones, Jonathan Wild and Matthew Kaiser consider the impassioned debates concerning old and new forms of laughter that took place at the end of the century.
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              ISBN 9781137578815
              Released NZ 3 Aug 2020
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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              The History and Theory of Post-Truth Communication
                

              The History and Theory of Post-Truth Communication (Hardback, 2020 ed.)

              By Maddalena, Giovanni; Gili, Guido

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              • Pub Date
                17 May 20
              ISBN 9783030414597
              Released NZ 17 May 2020
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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