Homo Ludens as a Comic Character in Selected American Films

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    This book reveals the hitherto critically disregarded ludic elements in popular American comedy films, building on and expanding the theories developed by Johan Huizinga in his classic study Homo Ludens (1938) and Roger Caillois in Les jeux et les hommes (1958). To address the lack of attention paid to the play principle in film comedy studies, this book focuses exclusively on the elements typical of play that can be found in movies. It introduces two new categories describing play: óneiros and pragma, which allow analysis of how play in comedies is influenced by the relations between the player and non-players. The text is supplemented by the use of the author’s drawings, which, because of their analytical and selective nature, are used as a tool for visual study.
    • Series: Second Language Learning and Teaching
    • Hardcover: 97 pages
    • Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2017 edition (October 25, 2016)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 3319479660
    • ISBN-13: 978-3319479668
    • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
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