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Liat Steir-Livny, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer. Holocaust Studies, Film Studies & Cultural Studies  

ARTICLEs

Holocaust Jokes on American and Israeli Situational Comedies: Signaling Positions of Memory Intimacy and Distance

Liat Steir-Livny 2018

The Languages of Humor: Verbal, Visual and Physical Humor

Comparisons between Israeli and American sitcoms demonstrate that even though in both countries Holocaust black humor represents positions of distance and intimacy to the history, there are differences in the themes and perceptions of these sitcoms.

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Keywords:

Holocaust, Holocaust humor, Israeli Culture, Jewish American Culture

Reference:

Steir-Livny, Liat. "Holocaust Jokes on American and Israeli Situational Comedies: Signaling Positions of Memory Intimacy and Distance" (with Jeffrey Scott Demsky), Arie Sover (ed), The Languages of Humor: Verbal, Visual and Physical Humor, London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 70-85.

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