Brevity is the soul of wit – ANGLES #1

Yan Brailowsky (ed.), Angles  – journal published by the SAES, #1 (2015). ISSN: 2274-2042.

Brevity is the soul of wit - Angles, #1

This issue contains thematic contributions on the famous adage ‘brevity is the soul of wit’ which  offer transhistorical and transcultural analyses which point out the formal and aesthetic aspects of certain forms, as well as the cultural context and political use of jokes and repartee by writers, screen-writers, political commentators or politicians.

The issue also includes three contributions in the Varia section which give readers/viewers an inkling of the wealth of innovative research made possible by Angles and its online format.

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Contents

Editorial

Video introduction to issue #1, Yan Brailowsky

Brevity is the soul of wit

Varia