The Palgrave Handbook of Humour, History, and Methodology

Editors: Derrin, Daniel, Burrows, Hannah (Eds.)

Free Preview
  • Provides a comprehensive focus on the limits of the methodologies used by scholars to address 'humour' across cultural history
  • Maps and elucidates the methodological problems raised by historical case studies
  • Highlights the theoretical challenges involved in presenting historical humour to contemporary audiences
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-56646-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-56645-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
About this book

This handbook addresses the methodological problems and theoretical challenges that arise in attempting to understand and represent humour in specific historical contexts across cultural history. It explores problems involved in applying modern theories of humour to historically-distant contexts of humour and points to the importance of recognising the divergent assumptions made by different academic disciplines when approaching the topic. It explores problems of terminology, identification, classification, subjectivity of viewpoint, and the coherence of the object of study. It addresses specific theories, together with the needs of specific historical case-studies, as well as some of the challenges of presenting historical humour to contemporary audiences through translation and curation. In this way, the handbook aims to encourage a fresh exploration of methodological problems involved in studying the various significances both of the history of humour and of humour in history. 

About the authors

Daniel Derrin is Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of English Studies at Durham University, UK. He has held research and teaching fellowships in Australia and the UK and has published widely on early modern literature and on humour.
Hannah Burrows is Senior Lecturer in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Aberdeen, UK. She has edited and translated the Old Norse riddle corpus for the Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages series, and her publications include articles on the relationship between the riddles and Norse mythological poetry.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-56646-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-56645-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Humour, History, and Methodology
Editors
  • Daniel Derrin
  • Hannah Burrows
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56646-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56646-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56645-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 526
Number of Illustrations
56 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
Topics