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Paracomedy in Euripides’ Bacchae

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By analogy with ‘paratragedy’, the term ‘paracomedy’, introduced in 1995, was established to denote the appropriation of specific comic themes in tragedy. Paratragedy is studied incomparably more than paracomedy, partially due to misconceptions about the latter, such as that comicality destroys the tragic effect, or that to characterize something as comic, it must be hilarious. In the present paper, I discuss the basic manifestations of paracomedy in Euripides’ Bacchae, namely the themes / sc...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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Department:
Queens College
Publisher:
Σύλλογος Διδακτικού Προσωπικού Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής Εθνικού και Καποδοστριακού Πανεπιστήμιου Αθηνών (Association of Teaching Staff of the Faculty of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) Publisher's website
Journal:
Παρουσία (Presence) Journal website
Volume:
21
Pages:
63-82
Publication date:
2019
Acceptance date:
2017-04-27
ISSN:
1105-0454
Pubs id:
pubs:701831
URN:
uri:6fe72d2a-acdc-4b85-92b9-1af478d6ab7d
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uuid:6fe72d2a-acdc-4b85-92b9-1af478d6ab7d
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pubs:701831

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