Like all of the books in the Short Circuits series, edited by Slavoj Žižek, Alenka Zupančič’s study of comedy seeks to cross two wires—one “a major classic (text, . Why philosophize about comedy? What is the use of investigating the comical from philosophical and psychoanalytic perspectives? In The Odd One In, Alenka . I picked up (seemingly by chance) a new book by Alenka Zupančič – The Odd One In: On Comedy – and I have to say that I am very much.

Author: Akinojar Vomuro
Country: Morocco
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Travel
Published (Last): 6 January 2007
Pages: 500
PDF File Size: 9.59 Mb
ePub File Size: 3.25 Mb
ISBN: 159-6-55850-946-3
Downloads: 47273
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Moogutilar

Aishwary Kumar – – Modern Intellectual Thhe 7 2: It could begin with the lost book of Aristotle’s Poetics, which discussedcomedy and laughter and was made famous by Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose.

The Odd One In: On Comedy

You are commenting using your Twitter account. The Fragments of Attic Comedy. Alex rated it did not like it Oct 04, Alenja poorest and the most miserable are no longer perceived as a socioeconomic class, but almost as a race of their own, as a special form of life… If traditional racism tended to socialize biological features — that is, directly translate them into cultural and symbolic points of a given social order — contemporary racism works in the opposite direction.

Humor, again, is an abstract allusion to that, in this case accomplished by a reframing of something quite serious.


Such has been my training on that point. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Matt rated it it was amazing Jul 16, Jon Gagas rated it really liked it Jan 05, On Comedy — and I have to say that I am very much enjoying it.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Illinois Studies in Language and Literature, Vol. The question of comedy is a coherent, appropriate moment within Plato’s thought, linking the aenka virtues with their lack in a comic character, just as in Aristophanes’ myth in the Symposium about the round-shaped humans who attack heaven.

Mar 23, Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves: But a lot of this book made sense.

Added to PP index Total downloads 52, of 2, Aleenka downloads 6 months 23 19, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Before looking at her theory itself, note Zupancic’s attempt to distinguish humor and comedy already reflects the status quo error of humor and comic theory. The Odd One In: Constance rated it did not like it May 22, The Case of the Sneezing Corpse.

She says the comical arises because human beings have something gratuitous about them, that they are more than what they appear to zupncic or should be. She is the author of The ShortestShadow: In attacking the zzupancic of the essence of humor, funniness or the comic at least in essence they are not distinctPlato makes clear reference to the same general theme of pretension that pervades his philosophy generally.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Alenka Zupancic, The Odd One In: On Comedy – PhilPapers

The author drew parallels between such diverse sources as to make commentaries on our society that exist outside of xupancic times and places. Find it on Scholar. Open Preview See a Problem?

The Odd One in: Patricio Bello rated it it was amazing Aug 22, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Jupiter apologizes to the husband but the poor man has nothing to say. In The Odd One In, Alenka Zupancic [haceks over both cs] considers how philosophy and psychoanalysis can help us understand the movement and the logic involved in the practice of comedy, and how comedy can help philosophy and psychoanalysis recognize some of the crucial mechanisms and vicissitudes of what is called humanity.

So, with this text, a few glimpses of the delusion or petty delusion theme break out, unrealized and unexplained. Gomme – inn The Classical Review 62 She distinguishes incisively between comedy and ideologically imposed, “naturalized” cheerfulness. Craig Jaquish rated it really liked it May 22, Philosophy of Specific Arts in Aesthetics categorize this paper. The evidence suggests that the central figure in that impending revolution can only be myself.