Odd One In On Comedy

ISBN-10: 0262740311
ISBN-13: 9780262740319
Edition: 2007
Authors: Alenka Zupani
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Description: Why philosophize about comedy? What is the use of investigating the comical from philosophical and psychoanalytic perspectives? In "The Odd One In," Alenka Zupancic considers how philosophy and psychoanalysis can help us understand the movement and  More...

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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Why philosophize about comedy? What is the use of investigating the comical from philosophical and psychoanalytic perspectives? In "The Odd One In," Alenka Zupancic considers how philosophy and psychoanalysis can help us understand the movement and the logic involved in the practice of comedy, and how comedy can help philosophy and psychoanalysis recognize some of the crucial mechanisms and vicissitudes of what is called humanity. Comedy by its nature is difficult to pin down with concepts and definitions, but as artistic form and social practice it is a mode of tarrying with a foreign object--of including the exception. Philosophy's relationship to comedy, Zupancic writes, is not exactly a simple story (and indeed includes some elements of comedy). It could begin with the lost book of Aristotle's "Poetics," which discussed comedy and laughter (and was made famous by Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose" ). But Zupancic draws on a whole range of philosophers and exemplars of comedy, from Aristophanes, Moliere, Hegel, Freud, and Lacan to George W. Bush and Borat. She distinguishes incisively between comedy and ideologically imposed, "naturalized" cheerfulness. Real, subversive comedy thrives on the short circuits that establish an immediate connection between heterogeneous orders. Zupancic examines the mechanisms and processes by which comedy lets the odd one in.

Series Foreword
Introduction
The Concrete Universal
The Absolute on the Couch
The Universal-at-Work
Physics of the Infinite against Metaphysics of the Finite
Figures of Comedy
The Ego and the It
The Ego and the Ego
The other and the Other
Conceptualizations
Another Turn of the Bergsonian Screw
Structural Dynamics and Temporality of the Comical
Repetition
(Essential) Appendix: The Phallus
Enjoyment ex machina
Wozu Phallus in durftiger Zeit?
Concluding Remarks
Notes
Bibliography

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