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By Susanne Reichl, Mark Stein

Humour is a key characteristic, laughter a vital aspect, disrespect an important textual technique of postcolonial transcultural perform. units similar to irony, parody, and subversion could be subsumed less than an interventionist stance and feature for that reason acquired a few severe realization. yet literary and cultural postcolonial feedback has been marked by means of a restraint verging at the pious in the direction of the broader importance and services of laughter. This assortment transcends such orthodoxies: laughter can represent an intervention – however it may also functionality differently. The essays amassed right here take an curiosity within the strategic use of what can loosely be termed laughter – in all its manifestations. analyzing postcolonial transcultural perform from various disciplinary and methodological views, this examine seeks to examine laughter and the postcolonial of their complexity. For the 1st time, then, this assortment gathers a bunch of foreign experts in postcolonial transcultural experiences to examine the features of laughter, the comedian and humour in quite a lot of cultural texts. participants paintings on texts from Africa, Asia, Australia, North the United States, the Caribbean, and Britain, interpreting paintings by means of authors akin to Zakes Mda, Timothy Mo, VS Naipaul, and Zadie Smith. This interdisciplinary assortment is a contribution to either, postcolonial reviews and humour conception.

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