'Le carnaval autorise cela': cruelty and joie de vivre in the dénouements of the comédie-ballet

ERB Forman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Abstract

Balance between cruelty and reconciliation in the endings of several comédies-ballets by Molière and his contemporaries (France, 1652-1680), as a springboard for review of the relationship between Bakhtinian and Bergsonian analyses of humour.
Translated title of the contribution'Le carnaval autorise cela': cruelty and joie de vivre in the dénouements of the comédie-ballet
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJoie de vivre in French Literature and Culture
EditorsS Harrow, T Unwin
PublisherRodopi
Pages141 - 154
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9789042025790
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • comedie-ballet, reconciliation, exclusion

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