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La letteratura in laboratorio

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Book Series: digitalis purpurea: Saggi di Digital Humanities in Letteratura, Linguistica, Filologia ISBN: 9788868870515 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 443 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-6887-051-5 Language: Italian
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
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Literature in Laboratory is a collection of 12 Pamphlets published by the Stanford Literary Lab under the direction of its founder, Franco Moretti, from 2011 to 2017. Already translated into several languages, Moretti’s Literary Lab Pamphlets have opened up a new chapter in the fields of literary and digital studies by creating a new way of critically approaching texts. Moretti and his group of co-authors focused their experiments on the basic element by which literature is composed – namely, the language –, and conducted deep investigations on existing databases and unassisted corpus aiming at defining both a theoretical method and a precise technical procedure to be applied to literature. The essays presented in this book approach literature ranging from micro-linguistic dimensions to the larger scales of literary forms and genres through a series of quantitative measurements in order to increase, improve and develop a more precise understanding of ltheory and history of iterature.

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Dante --- Malebolge --- Comedy --- Hell

Tempi der Bewegung – Modi des Gefühls. Expressivität, heitere Affekte und die Screwball Comedy

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Book Series: Cinepoetics ISSN: 2509-4351 ISBN: 9783110519662 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: 345 DOI: 10.1515/9783110519662 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Performing Arts
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What is the connection between the tempo of audiovisual images and the audience`s emotional experience? Examining the screwball comedy of the 30s and 40s, this study looks at comedy and hilarity as temporal structures. Exchanges of blows, puns, and verbal acrobatics are embedded in a complex composition of voices, facial expressions, gestures, and visual constructions. The audience experiences and enjoys combat and rage as an elegant pas de deux.

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Affectivity --- comedy --- temporality

The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom

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ISBN: 9780813591728 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Rutgers University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101352
Subject: Social Sciences
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The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom explores how the fantasies of genre, marketing, and children can never fully cloak the queerness lurking within the plucky families designed for American viewers’ comic delight. Queer readings of family sitcoms demolish myths of yesteryear, demonstrating the illusion of American sexual innocence in television’s early programs and its lasting consequences in the nation’s self-construction, as they also allow fresh insights into the ways in which more recent programs negotiate new visions of sexuality while indebted to previous narrative traditions. Tison Pugh thoroughly explores six specific family sitcoms to illustrate how issues of sexuality intersect with other critical concerns of their respective periods and cultures.

Hokum! The Early Sound Slapstick Short and Depression-Era Mass Culture

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ISBN: 9780520288119 9780520963160 9780520963160 9780520963160 Year: Pages: 270 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.28 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Performing Arts --- Arts in general
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Hokum!, the first book to take a comprehensive view of short-subject slapstick comedy in the early sound era, challenges the received wisdom that sound destroyed the slapstick tradition. Author Rob King explores the slapstick short’s Depression-era development against a backdrop of changes in film industry practice, comedic tastes, and moviegoing culture. Each chapter is grounded in case studies of comedians and comic teams, including the Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, and Robert Benchley. The book also examines how the past legacy of silent-era slapstick was subsequently reimagined as part of a nostalgic mythology of Hollywood’s youth.

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