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Humid, All Too Humid: Overheated Observations

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ISBN: 9780692650141 Year: Pages: 182 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0132.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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I haven’t made a single mistake in my life. I’ve just made a lot of good decisions that went really badly. Try as we might, we simply can’t imagine what our world would now look like, had our forefathers decided to use asparagus instead of electricity. In Humid, All Too Humid, social commentator Dominic Pettman curates the overheated thoughts of his own feverish mind, in response to a world struggling with unprecedented levels of cultural climate change. Humanity is like that obnoxious bore that arrives at the party drunk — thinks he’s witty and charming and wise, but is in fact a complete psychotic loser. All the other creatures, however, are too polite to say anything. So they just watch us quietly, and hope that we disappear as quickly as we came. The book takes the form of aphorism, witticism, maxim, axiom, dictum, quip, jape, adage, proverb, pun, precept, reflection, suggestion, observation, paraphrase, bon mot, vagary, specificky, put-on, put-off, mummery, miscellany, aside, in-front, behind, knock-knock joke, one-liner, tweet, re-tweet, truism, and not-so-truism. When you think about it, how rude it is for people to get married in public. This whole ritual is set up so that one person can say they love this one other person more than you. More than anyone else in the room. Is this why people really cry at weddings? Is this why we cover their car with rubbish? A sublimated response to their ceremonial insult? Known for his scholarly work on love, sex, and the (post)human condition, Pettman now assembles this collection of humoristic micro-meditations on everything from the meaning of life to the “yoghurt of human unkindness.” Archaeologists in Turkey have uncovered a new fragment of Anaximander, which simply reads: “Because reasons.” Humid, All Too Humid reads as if Oscar Wilde had first written Minima Moralia, after binge-watching too many episodes of The Simpsons.

An Unspecific Dog: Artifacts of This Late Stage in History

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ISBN: 9780998531816 Year: Pages: 172 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0163.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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A nationwide survey conducted by an institute for philosophical research has determined that nihilists, on the whole, have good intentions. In An Unspecific Dog, Joshua Rothes collects 150 short texts as fables for our time, a veritable catalog of agnotology, a series of situations and propositions that revel in the dark irony at the root of our early-twenty-first-century existence. A man reads the terms and conditions and finds that he has no secrets, while scientists promise that, “with improvements to fMRI technology, what matters to us will become more clear.” The subjects of these texts are caught between vocabularies, between contingency and certainty, the interim in which certain kind of ironic vitality exists, where tragedy and humor are equally likely and often deeply entangled. Rothes reminds us that language acts as a mirror for human experience, in that through it we can never really see the backs of our own heads.

Musikalischer Humor als ästhetische Distanz?

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ISBN: 9783863952266 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2015-832 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Music
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Humor ist leichter definierbar über (subjektive) Reaktionen des Hörers als musikimmanent (objektiv). Soziokulturelle Vorgaben wie Zeitgeist, Bildung, Erwartungshaltung und musikalische Sozialisation sind bedingende Faktoren des Hörprozesses, sie reichen jedoch nicht aus, das Phänomen musikalischen Humors zu erklären. Weiterführend ist zu fragen, wo, wann, warum und wieso musikalische Ereignisse überhaupt zum Lachen oder Schmunzeln anregen oder nicht. Sind dem Komponisten und/oder Hörer die Traditionen, Regeln, Normen bestimmter Musiken oder Musikkulturen nicht geläufig, wird er über Humor auslösende Verletzungen, Brüche, geistreiche Anspielungen u. a. m. kaum lachen können, da raffinierte Spielformen des Komischen auch Kritik an ästhetischen Konventionen sind, die sich dynamisch, rhythmisch, tempomäßig, harmonisch, melodisch, satztechnisch, formal oder instrumental artikulieren. Bildungskonzepte sollten also Voraussetzungen bereitstellen, die es Schülern, Kindern, Senioren oder Musiklaien ermöglichen, musikalischen Humor als intellektuelle und/oder emotionale Bereicherung erfahren zu können. Die in dieser Publikation vereinten Studien reflektieren Zugänge zu unterschiedlichen Musikwerken, Definitionen und Spieltechniken, auch zu jener Ausnahmeliteratur, welche musikalischen Humor als ästhetische Distanz zu realisieren vermochte.

Skriftkultur i ei brytingstid

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Book Series: Skriftkultur ISBN: 9788202616601 Year: Pages: 151 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.67 Language: Norwegian
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing)
Subject: Linguistics
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"The first issue of this new scientific writing series, Skriftkultur, is about current trends in writing cultural studies as a field of research and academic study. This edition focuses on the concept of ‘writing culture’ in a broad literacy-related context. Special attention is paid to the New Norwegian (Nynorsk) writing culture.

What is meant by the concept of ‘writing culture’? What are the typical traits and characteristics of writing culture today? What is the relation between writing culture and literacy? Is there a distinct New Norwegian educational tradition? And is it now time to end the relationship between New Norwegian and dialects in written language instructions?

In the issue’s seven original research articles, the contributors discuss different approaches to written culture and written culture studies, nationally and internationally, in both historical and contemporary contexts"

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Literacy --- religion --- humor --- komikere --- media --- standup

Dear Professor: A Chronicle of Absences

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ISBN: 9780998237589 Year: Pages: 278 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0160.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: History
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Dear Professor: A Chronicle of Absences is a collection of over two hundred often involuntarily comical emails in which students excuse themselves for missing class. The result is a satirical yet unexpectedly sympathetic collective portrait of modern-day academia where both students and teachers feel pressured to comply with the impositions of hyper-connectivity.

Ingen spøk

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ISBN: 9788202590437 Year: Pages: 299 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.69 Language: Norwegian
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing)
Subject: Social Sciences
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"How do Norwegians feel about religious humour? What do comedians take into consideration when producing and performing jokes about religion? How is humour about religion presented in television comedies, film comedies and men’s magazines? How do different religious groups relate to humour about their own faith? The relationship between religion and humour can be contentious – religion is not always something to make light of – and yet, religion and humour are in dialogue, negotiating ways to accommodate each other. There is also much humour to be found in religious milieus. This anthology addresses encounters between humour and religion in a variety of contexts.

 The book consists of contributions written by people from different disciplines with expertise in religion, media and humour. Practitioners are represented through interviews with stand-up comedians. The book is aimed at everyone interested in the role of religion in humoristic settings, as well as professionals in the fields of media and religion, politicians and other decision-makers, and students in social sciences, religious studies and media studies."

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religion --- humour --- comedians --- media --- stand-up --- humor --- komikere --- standup

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