Abstract This article explores the use of photography and visual motifs as forms of political humour in contemporary media. By studying the representation of former
Abstract Book review References Apter, M. J. (1982). The Experience of Motivation: The Theory of Psychological Reversals. New York: Academic Press. Aristotle.
Abstract This paper examines occurrences of humour in Twitter-fed celebrity-follower communities. Using a small, one-month sample of the Twitter feeds of 12 British celebrities, we
De-contextualisation fuels controversy: the double-edged sword of humour in a hybrid media environment
Abstract Humour has a unique way of delineating social boundaries, and comedy can function as a double-edged sword; it can strengthen bonds and bring people
Book review: Kuczok, Marcin, Stwora, Anna & Świerkot, Mariola (eds.). (2019). Explorations in Humour Studies: Humour Research Project. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Abstract Book review References Attardo, S. (1994). Linguistic Theories of Humour. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Attardo, S. (2008). ‘A primer for the
The Danish Cartoons, Charlie Hebdo and the culture wars: satiric limits in comparative national and transnational perspectives
Abstract A considerable body of academic literature has lauded political satirists as rebellious defenders of democracy and free speech against an establishment. Although satire is
Abstract The 2018 Malaysian general election was the first democratic change of government in the nation’s modern history. The victory of the Pakatan Harapan (Alliance
Book review: Sinkeviciute, Valeria. (2018). Conversational Humour and (Im)politeness. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Abstract Book review References Arendholz, J. (2013). (In)appropriate Online Behaviour: Α Pragmatic Analysis of Message Board Relations. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Abstract The Arab Spring offered Egyptians a brief opportunity for political freedom of expression; it also offered many creative youths a chance to experiment with
Book review: Willett, Cynthia & Willett, Julie. (2019). Uproarious. How Feminists and Other Subversive Comics Speak Truth. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Abstract Book review References Barreca, R. (1992). They Used to Call Me Snow White… But I Drifted: Women’s Strategic Use of Humor.
Book review: Vásquez, Camilla. (2019). Language Creativity and Humour Online. London and New York: Routledge.
Abstract Book review References Bakhtin, M., (1981 ). The Dialogic Imagination. Four Essays. M. Holquist (ed.), trans. Caryl Emerson. Austin, TX: University
Abstract This article takes up the transnational comedy career of Trevor Noah as a way to explore how the political work of racial comedy can
Abstract Introductions to fields of studies are almost a sub-genre in their own right, but are often resistant to direct comparison. The essay discusses