Made-in-Canada Humour: Literary, folk and popular culture - Topics in Humor Research 3 (Hardback)Beverly J. Rasporich (author)
Hardback 300 Pages / Published: 01/10/2015
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Made-in-Canada-Humour is an interdisciplinary survey and analysis of Canadian humour and humorists in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The book focuses on a variety of genres. It includes celebrated Canadian writers and poets with ironic and satiric perspectives; oral storytellers of tall tales in the country and the city; newspaper print humorists; representative national and regional cartoonists; and comedians of stage, radio and television. The humour gives voice to Canadian values and experiences, and consequently, techniques and styles of humour particular to the country. While a persistent comic theme has been joking at the expense of the United States, both countries have influenced one another's humour. Canada's unique humorous tradition also reflects its emergence from a colonial country to a postcolonial and postmodern nation with contemporary humour that addresses gender and racial issues.
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 655 g
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