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In all seriousness: humour in Adibah Amin's as I was passing and as I was passing II

Anor Salim, Farah Akmar and Quayum, Mohammad Abdul and Ramlan, Wan Nur Madiha (2018) In all seriousness: humour in Adibah Amin's as I was passing and as I was passing II. Kemanusiaan: The Asian Journal of Huanities, 25 (2). pp. 23-47. ISSN 1394-9330 E-ISSN 2180-4257

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This paper investigates Adibah Amin’s use of humour in the two volumes of her occasional writing, As I was Passing (2007). To pursue this objective, the theory of humour formulated by John Morreall, a renowned contemporary figure in humour studies, has been used to frame the discussion. However, since Morreall focuses mostly on spoken humour, the paper also makes references to Dominic Cheetam’s work on written humour. The analysis shows that some elements fundamental to humour that can be found in Adibah Amin’s writing are the presence of cognitive shifts that involve expectations and violation thereof, the play mode that induces practical disengagement, and the sense of enjoyment that is exhilarating and liberating. Furthermore, Adibah Amin uses humour to promote intellectual and moral values. Besides making use of incongruities in things, Adibah Amin also includes some incongruities in presentation in her writing, which deal with her comical adaptations of linguistic patterns, further proving her astute use of humour.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4725/66582
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adibah Amin, humour, incongruity, Malaysian literature, written humour
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Professor Mohammad A. Quayum
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2018 08:12
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2019 12:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66582

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