Introduction: The amusing disturbance of soviet laughter

Dennis G. Ioffe, Serguei A. Oushakine

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    This paper by the guest editors serves as an introduction to the present special issue of Russian Literature, entitled "Totalitarian Laughter: Images - Sounds - Performers". It provides an overview of the contributions, which discuss laughter, the comical, humour, irony, parody and related phenomena, and their roles in Soviet cultural life and politics.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1-10
    Number of pages10
    JournalRussian Literature
    Issue number1-2
    StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Literature and Literary Theory


    • Laughter
    • Soviet Cultural Life


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