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dc.contributor.advisorKertzer, Adrienne
dc.contributor.authorPolsky, Jude
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-08T19:34:00Z
dc.date.available2005-08-08T19:34:00Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.citationPolsky, J. (2002). Laughing matters: the holocaust humour of Art Spiegelman, Tadeusz Borowski, and Aleksander Kulisiewicz (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/23753en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612761665en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/39536
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 102-108en
dc.description.abstractUsing the term "humour" broadly-to include jokes, the comic, parody, satire, irony, and understatement this thesis examines the Holocaust texts of three writers. After debating various taboos and issues of representation, I discuss Maus I and Maus II, the comic books of Art Spiegelman that created a new genre and new ways to represent the altered reality of the concentration camps. In Chapter Three I analyse a book of short stories by Tadeusz Borowski, This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, and argue that the author's dark humour places readers into what Primo Levi calls the "gray zone," a place of collusion between perpetrator and victim. Chapter Four deals with excerpts of oral testimony in which survivors speak about their experiences with humour in the camps; I then analyse the songs of Aleksander Kulisiewicz, a much neglected Polish songwriter who caricatures and parodies the Nazi system of extermination.
dc.format.extentvi, 112 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccAC1 .T484 2002 P657en
dc.titleLaughing matters: the holocaust humour of Art Spiegelman, Tadeusz Borowski, and Aleksander Kulisiewicz
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/23753
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2002 P657en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1399 501888792


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.