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Marcel Gutwirth
CUNY Research Foundation, Graduate School and University Center (New York, NY 10016-4309)

Theory of the Comic and the Art of Comedy

Readings in theory of laughter and the comic, ranging from Aristotle to contemporary research in psychology, ethology, and stylistics. Inquiry as to the relationship between theory and practice. Comedies of Moliere and Shakespeare will invite consideration of French and Anglo-Saxon practice, and of the theory which diverges from it. Reading will also include Beckett, perhaps by way of Rabelais and Joyce, Tati and Chaplin.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Seminars for College Teachers

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$101,134 (approved)
$101,134 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1978 – 9/30/1978