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A funny taste: Clowns and Cannibals

Jurgens, Anna-Sophie


The risk of being consumed by a clown is as high as the risk of being eaten by a cannibal. However small it might be, both play a major role in our cultural imagination. They are particularly popular in personal union: as cannibal clown. Cannibal clowns distinguish themselves by their bestial laughter that is armed with pointed teeth, and engage in eccentric cascades of violence. Exploring the cultural history of these creatures since the 19th century, this paper employs Baudelaire’s and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Comedy Studies
DOI: 10.1080/2040610X.2018.1494358


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