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Schlock horror and pillow punches : Introduction to the dialectics of the violent clown – and this special themed journal issue (2020)


Jürgens, Anna-Sophie; Hietalahti, Jarno; Straßburger, Lena; Ylönen, Susanne (2020). Schlock horror and pillow punches : Introduction to the dialectics of the violent clown – and this special themed journal issue. Comedy Studies, 11 (1), 1-11. DOI: 10.1080/2040610X.2019.1692537


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Jürgens, Anna-Sophie; Hietalahti, Jarno; Straßburger, Lena; Ylönen, Susanne

Journal or series: Comedy Studies

ISSN: 2040-610X

eISSN: 2040-6118

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 11

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 1-11

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/2040610X.2019.1692537

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Additional information: Special issue on Violent Clowns


Abstract

As an introduction to this special themed journal issue on violent clowns, this paper provides an overview of the 14 contributions that examine the comic appeal of violence in culture. It also ties together some of the threads that repeatedly characterise the polarising protagonist of this special issue, the violent clown, and his iconic dialectical patterns.


Keywords: violence (activity); clowns; aesthetics; philosophy; popular culture; linguistics; laughter; humour; horror

Free keywords: violent clowns; aesthetics; philosophy; popular culture; linguistics; laughter; humour; horror


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Reporting Year: 2020


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