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Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema

Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema (Paperback)

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While Middle Eastern culture does not tend to be associated with laughter and levity in the global imagination, humor - often satirical - has long been a mainstay of mainstream Arabic film. In Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema , editors Gayatri Devi and Najat Rahman shed light on this tradition, as well as humor and laughter motivated by other intent - including parody, irony, the absurd, burlesque, and dark comedy. Contributors trace the proliferation of humor in contemporary Middle Eastern cinema in the works of individual directors and also from the perspectives of genre, national cinemas, and diasporic cinema. Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema explores what humor theorists have identified as an ""emancipatory,"" ""liberatory,"" even ""revolutionary"" function to humor. Among the questions contributors ask are: How does Middle Eastern cinema and media highlight the stakes and place of humor in art and in life? What is its relation to the political? Can humor in cinematic art be emancipatory? What are its limits for its intervention or transformation?

Contributors examine the region's masterful auteurs, such as Abbas Kiarostami, Youssef Chahine, and Elia Suleiman and cover a range of cinematic settings, including Egypt, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey. They also trace diasporic issues in the distinctive cinema of India and Pakistan. This insightful collection will introduce readers to a variety of contemporary Middle Eastern cinema that has attracted little critical notice. Scholars of cinema and media studies as well as Middle Eastern cultural history will appreciate this introduction to a complex and fascinating cinema. Contributors Include: Perin Gurel, Cyrus Ali Zargar, Elise Burton, Somy Kim, Najat Rahman, Mara Matta, Gayatri Devi, Robert Lang

Film, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm theory & criticismFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm: styles & genresHumour Publisher: Wayne State University Press Publication Date: 01/12/2014 ISBN-13: 9780814339374  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Gayatri Devi is assistant professor of English at Lock Haven University, Pennsylvania. Najat Rahman is an associate professor of comparative literature at the University of Montreal. She is author of Literary Disinheritance: The Writing of Home in the Works of Mahmoud Darwish and Assia Djebar . She is co-editor of Exile's Poet, Mahmoud Darwish: Critical Essays .

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