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- DescriptionWhat do Australians find funny? Is there a distinctive style of Australian humour, or is there more than one? What are the ingredients? What social and cultural functions do they perform? Serious Frolic is the first collection of essays dedicated to examining a range of Australian humour. Leading scholars in Australian literature and culture explore humour, from the high to the low, from the classic to the cutting-edge: from Henry Lawson's 'The Loaded Dog' and CJ Dennis's The Sentimental Bloke, to Barry Humphries and Kath & Kim. There are essays on humour in Indigeus communities and among prisoners of war, on the ritual of 'taking the piss', and on the naming of racehorses. Ern Malley rubs shoulders with Pauline Pantsdown, the campus vel with colonial satire. When is something funny and when isn't it -- and who decides? In this engaging and spirited book, Frances de Groen, Peter Kirkpatrick and their contributors take a serious look at our national humour - in literature, in performance and in life.
- Author BiographyFrances De Groen is an adjunct associate professor in the School of Humanities at the University of Western Sydney. Peter Kirkpatrick teaches Australian literature at the University of Sydney.
- PublisherUniversity of Queensland Press
- Date of Publication05/01/2009
- SubjectCultural Studies
- Place of PublicationSt Lucia
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintUniversity of Queensland Press
- Weight422 g
- Width153 mm
- Height227 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byFrances De Groen,Peter Kirkpatrick
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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