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.

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Nick Crawford rated it really liked it Jun 12, Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Short Circuits 1 – 10 of 12 books. I saw a short review unfortunately I no longer recall where of the recent book Against Happiness: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The Fragments of Attic Comedy.

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At a certain point in The Odd One In, Zupancic mentions the pretension of a sort of false king, and briefly reflects — or writes words to this effect — that this is the funniest notion. She is the author of The ShortestShadow: I come from a place where psychoanalysis is mostly hooey. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Why philosophize about comedy? Other books in the series.

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In engaging in humor, especially socially, we partake of a mild controlled imitation of ambitious self-delusion. Folly is pretension, but to be comical it has to refer, at bottom, only to pretension of small stature. Stephan Kraft – – Hegel-Studien It’s true that serious pretension, no matter how serious, can be toppled in a way that is comical or humorous, but only by suspending or cancelling out what is really believed about the serious character.

Katie Glanz rated it really liked it Feb 23, This book is, in the following way, like Plato’s writing on comedy, and exhibits a zupajcic weakness. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In this respect — and following Hegel on this point — the argument of this book is that comic subjectivity proper does not zupajcic in the subject making the comedy, nor in the subjects or egos that appear in it, but in this very incessant and irresistible all-consuming movement.

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We Don’t Do Humour Studies: Zupančič, Alenka. The Odd One In: On Comedy.

Steph rated it liked it Dec 04, Request removal from index. That’s the very thing that makes the difference — it’s comical or humorous if pretension is a petty grandeur, while it’s something different if it’s a terrifying grandeur.

Comedy can’t be a direct view of something formidable or a person of great power or ability. Odf Options Sign in. In The Odd One In, Alenka Zupancic [haceks over both cs] considers how philosophy and psychoanalysis can help us understand the tye 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.


Mathews rated it liked it Dec 16, Bram Van boxtel rated it really liked it May 09, Comic subjectivity is the very movement of comedy. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. It could begin with the lost book of Aristotle’s Poeticswhich discussed comedy and laughter and was made famous by Onw Eco’s The Name of the Rose. Sevan rated it liked it May 07, This site uses alenia.

Hegel’s theory of comedy in the context of hegelian and modern reflections on comedy. Gomme – – The Classical Review 62 Open Preview See a Problem?

The Odd One In: On Comedy

But that claim, while true and being the core of the best possible theory of humor, and having implications that Zupancic has not worked out — contradicts her main theses ond overall presentation of what either comedy or humor are. Sheikh Tajamul rated it really liked it Apr 28, Matthew rated it liked it Oct 22, In Praise of Melancholy Eric G.

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