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Aaronistotle's poetics: A scholarship-based thought experiment constructing Aristotle's comedic theory
by Penn, Aaron Nicholas, M.A., University of Central Arkansas, 2012, 107; 1516458
Abstract (Summary)

I like to describe this thesis as a scholarship-based thought experiment constructing Aristotle's comedic theory using post-Aristotelian plays and quasi-Aristotelian theory. In other words, this is a theory to address the question that if Aristotle was alive today and looked at the history of comedy, what would his new Poetics II be? It also addresses some of the issues that Aristotle would have discussed in Poetics II, and how his comedic theory would affect that particular segment, particularly notable in my divergence from the most common catharsis interpretation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bane, Charles
Commitee: Coleman, Dwayne, Ruud, Jay
School: University of Central Arkansas
Department: English
School Location: United States -- Arkansas
Source: MAI 51/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Classical studies, Comparative literature
Keywords: Aristotle, Catharsis, Comedy, Mirth, Nemesan, Poetics
Publication Number: 1516458
ISBN: 978-1-267-54285-4
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