Project Director

Steinberg, Victoria

Department Examiner

Prevost, Verbie; Chatzimanolis, Stylianos; Buntin, Karen

Department

Dept. of Humanities

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

This paper examines the works of four cartoonists (Saul Steinberg, Jean-Jacques Sempé, Roz Chast, and Claire Bretécher) in order to determine similarities and differences between French humor and American humor. It incorporates compiled data from each of the above artist's lifetime works, as well as knowledge from the fields of cartoons and comics, sociology, and cross-cultural psychology, to answer the question "What is funny?" in each of these two disparate cultures.

Degree

B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

Date

5-2014

Subject

French wit and humor -- History and criticism; Cartoonists -- France

Keyword

Humor; Comics; Cartoons; Culture; French

Discipline

Comparative Literature | European Languages and Societies | French and Francophone Language and Literature

Document Type

Theses

Extent

46 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/