Source : The Boydell Press
Mark Knights, Adam Morton éd., The Power of Laughter and Satire in Early Modern Britain. Political and Religious Culture, 1500-1820, Woodbridge, The Boydell Press, 2017.
Présentation de l’éditeur :
Within an over-arching investigation of the dual role of laughter and satire as a defence of communal values and as a challenge to political, religious and social constructions of authority, the individual chapters by leading scholars provide richly contextualised studies of the uses of laughter and satire in various settings – religious, political, theatrical and literary. Drawing on some unfamiliar and intriguing source material and on recent work on the history of the emotions, the contributors consider not just the texts themselves but their effect on their audiences, and chart both the changing use of humour and satire across the whole early modern period and, importantly, the less often noticed strands of continuity, for instance in the persistence of religious tropes throughout the period.
Dissolving into Laughter: Anti-Monastic Satire in the Reign of Henry VIII – Sophie Murray
Mocking or Mirthful? Laughter in early modern dialogue – Cathy Shrank
Farting in the House of Commons: Popular Humour and Political Discourse in early modern England – Andrew McRae
Continuing civil war by other means: royalist mockery of the interregnum church – Fiona McCall
Laughter as a Polemical Act in late Seventeenth Century England – Adam Morton
Spectacular opposition: Suppression, deflection and the performance of contempt in John Gay’s Beggar’s Opera and Polly – Robert Phiddian
‘Laughing a Folly out of Countenance’: Laughter and the Limits of Reform in Eighteenth-Century Satire – Andrew Bricker
Nervous Laughter and the Invasion of Britain 1797-1805 – Mark Philp
‘Was a laugh treason?’ Corruption, Satire, Parody and the Press in early modern Britain – Mark Knights