ISBN : 9789389080735
Description: Humour speaks the language of exaggeration and it is at the same time serious business. It is also serious business to discuss the ways in which cultures have claimed such traditions and explore how humorous narratives address our lived and living exaggerations. The present volume of essays focuses on some of the facets in the humour traditions in Australia and Canada. Certainly, the expression and experience of humour in Australia and Canada has a profound social and political dimension. This is why it is important to explore this genre in our times. A collection of essays on the humour traditions in Australia and Canada will perhaps bring more than a smile and make us ask how and why we laugh the way we do.