Prevost, Verbie; Chatzimanolis, Stylianos; Buntin, Karen
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
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.
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.
French wit and humor -- History and criticism; Cartoonists -- France
Comparative Literature | European Languages and Societies | French and Francophone Language and Literature
Mefford, Audrey, "Funny or French: how humor varies across cultures" (2014). Honors Theses.