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  • Alpalhão, Margarida,
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  • Anderson, Alistair R., and Lorraine Warren, ‘The entrepreneur as hero and jester: Enacting the entrepreneurial discourse’, International Small Business Journal, 29:6 (2011), pp. 589-609.
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  • Bartlett, Barbara, ‘“The Lord That Counseled Thee to Give Away thy Land”: The wardship controversy in the First Quarto version of King Lear’, M.A. thesis, University of Oklahoma, 2019.
  • Bateson, Paul Patrick Gordon, and Paul Martin, Play, playfulness, creativity and innovation (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
  • Beare, Zachary, ‘Softies Like Me: The foolish work of fat queer pedagogy’, Writing on the Edge, 29:1 (2018), pp. 78-90.
  • Belanger, Jillian, Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-Up Comedians as Sophists, Jesters, Public Intellectuals and Activists (University of Rhode Island, 2017).
  • Bell, Robert Huntley, Shakespeare’s great stage of fools (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
  • Beloff, Laura, ‘Ludic Mode: Irony and wearable devices’, in Homo Ludens Ludens (LABoral: Centro de Arte y Creacion Industrial, 2008).
  • Beloff, Laura, ‘The Hybronaut and the Umwelt: Wearable technology as artistic strategy’, Ph.D thesis, University of Plymouth, 2013.
  • Bennaa, Youcef, ‘Feminism’s last frontier in the quest for social theory: American stand-up in the age of political correctness’, Arab World English Journal, 4:3 (August 2020), pp. 34-45.
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  • Bevis, Matthew, Wordsworth’s Fun (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019).
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  • Brown, Pamela Allen, Better a Shrew than a Sheep: Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early Modern England (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003).
  • Bruner, M. Lane, Rhetorical unconsciousness and political psychoanalysis (University of South Carolina Press, 2019).
  • Burgess, Sarah, ‘Rhetoric: A Fool’s Profession?’, University of South Carolina Conference on Rhetorical Theory, no date.
  • Callahan, William A., ‘Citizen Ai: Warrior, Jester, and Middleman’, The Journal of Asian Studies, 73:4 (2014), pp. 899-920.
  • Campbell, Charles and Johan H. Cilliers, Preaching Fools: The Gospel as a Rhetoric of Folly (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2012).
  • Campbell, Charles, ‘Principalities, Powers, and Fools: Does preaching make an ethical difference’, paper delivered at the 8th international conference of Societas Homiletica, Copenhagen, Denmark (19-25 July 2008).
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  • Castro, Raul, ‘En¡Asu Mare!: Rituales de clase y distincion en el nuevo cine de entretenimiento Peruano’, Cuaderno de Trabajo, 39 (March 2017), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Departamento de Ciencias Sociales.
  • Cheinman, Ksenia, ‘Reading Nathalie Sarraute through the lens of Jean Baudrillard: challenging consumers and clichés’, M.A. thesis, University of British Columbia, 2009.
  • Chen, Khin-Wee, ‘”Sarcasm might be entertaining but it doesn’t solve our national problems”: What happens when a Malaysian politican plays the fool?’, Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 48 (2016), pp. 142-66.
  • Chey, Jocelyn, & Jessica Milner Davis (eds), Humour in Chinese Life and Letters: Classical and Traditional Approaches (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2011).
  • Chey, Jocelyn, & Jessica Milner Davis (eds), Humour in Chinese Life and Culture: Resistance and Control in Modern Times (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2013).
  • Chłopicki, Władysław, and Dorota Brzozowska, ‘Polish highlander jokes and their targets’, The European Journal of Humour Research, 5:4 (2017), pp. 67-84.
  • Chriss, James, ‘Georg Simmel’s Social Geometry’, Department of Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology, Cleveland State University (2017).
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  • Classen, Albrecht, Deutsche Schwankliteratur des 16. Jahrhunderts: Studien zu Martin Montanus, Hans Wilhelm Kirchhof und Michael Lindener (Tucson: University of Arizona, 2008).
  • Clegg, S. R., Cunha, M. P. E., Rego, A., & Berti, M., ‘Speaking truth to power: The academic as jester stimulating management learning’, Management Learning (September 2021).
  • Clewis, Robert R., Kant’s Humorous Writings: An Illustrated Guide (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020).
  • Coachman, E. de F., ‘”O worthy fool: motley is the only wear”: os atores cômicos do palco shakespeariano’, Cadernos de Pós -Graduação em Letras, 21:1 (2021), pp. 184-96.
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  • Correa, Felipe Botelho, ‘Zé Povos e Pierrots: Estratégias visuais nas revistas populares ilustradas no Brasil no inicio do século XX’, Revista Iberoamericana, 85:267 (April-June 2019), pp. 497-513.
  • Crowl, Samuel, ‘Lear’s Fool on Film: Peter Brook, Grigori Kozintsev, Akira Kurosawa’, in Victoria Bladen, Sarah Hatchuel, Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin (eds), Shakespeare on Screen: King Lear (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), pp. 33-49.
  • Cunha, M. P. E., Rego, A., Clegg, S. R., & Berti, M., Paradoxes of Power and Leadership (London: Routledge, 2021).
  • Cuthbertson, Thomas, ‘The fool’s replies: Towards a poetics of folly in Shakespeare’s comedies’, Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, Indiana University, 2014.
  • Dajani, Deena (2015) ‘Foolish Citizens,’ in Engin Isin (eds), Citizenship after Orientalism (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp 237-262.
  • Danesi, Marcel, Popular culture: Introductory perspectives (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018).
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  • Davis, Jennifer J., Bad Subjects: Libertine Lives in the French Atlantic, 1619-1814 (University of Nebraska Press, 2023).
  • Dekker, Sidney, Drift into failure: From hunting broken components to understanding complex systems (CRC Press, 2016).
  • Déry, Catherine, ‘Art, Internet et dissidence en Chine: le cas d’Ai Weiwei’, M.A. thesis, University of Montreal, 2018.
  • Dickason, Kathryn, ‘From Satanic Minister to Holy Model: The Sacralization of the Medieval Jongleur’, Journal of the American Academy of Religion (2023).
  • Doebler, Peter L., ‘Bibliography for the Holy Fool in Religion and the Arts’, Academia.edu.
  • Donian, Jennalee, Taking Comedy Seriously: Stand-up’s Dissident Potential in Mass Culture (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018).
  • Dudithius, And­re­as (1533-89), Epistulae: 1581-1589, Nicolaus Szymanski and Ida Radziejowska, eds. (Budapest: Reciti, 2019), vol. 7.
  • Elias, Hajni, ‘Laughter and Lamentation: Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25-220) “Spirit” Entertainers from Sichuan, China’, Arts of Asia, Spring 2023, pp. 97-108.
  • Equestri, Alice, Literature and intellectual disability in early modern England: folly, law and medicine, 1500-1640 (Routledge, 2021).
  • Equestri, Alice, ‘Wandering Fools and Foolish Vagrants: Folly on the Road in Early Modern English Culture’, in Reading the Road, from Shakespeare’s Crossways to Bunyan’s Highways, Lisa Hopkins and Bill Angus, eds., (Edinburgh University Press, 2020), pp. 127-.
  • Equestri, Alice, Armine… thou art a foole and knaue: The Fool of Shakespeare’s Romances (Rome: Carocci Editore, 2016).
  • Euchner, Jim, ‘The Corporate Jester’, Research-Technology Management, 63:1 (2020), pp. 10-11.
  • Ezgi Dikici, Ayşe, Imperfect Bodies, Perfect Companions? Dwarfs and Mutes at the Ottoman Court in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, M.A. thesis, Sabancı University, 2006.
  • Fellion, David Matthew, ‘Wise folly in the British realist novel’, Ph.D thesis, Cornell University, 2012.
  • Foss, Karen A. & Sonja K. Foss, ‘An Explication of Visual Enactment in Advanced Style: Fashioning a challenge to the ideology of old age’, Western Journal of Communication, 84:2 (August 2019), pp. 1-25.
  • Frankenburg, Ronnie, ‘Role of ethnographic argument in the prediction and / or creation of social futures’, Twenty-First Century Society, 3:2 (June 2008), pp. 175-85.
  • Frankham, Jo, ‘Employability and higher education: the follies of the ‘Productivity Challenge’in the Teaching Excellence Framework’, Journal of Education Policy, 32:5 (2017), pp. 628-641.
  • Frost, Anthony, and Ralph Yarrow, Improvisation in drama, theatre and performance: History, practice, theory (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015).
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  • Gallant, Christine, Keats and romantic celticism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).
  • Gao Zhipeng & Katherine Bischoping, ‘The Communist hero and the April Fool’s joke: The cultural politics of authentication and fakery’, Social Anthropology, 27:3 (August 2019), pp. 438-54.
  • Geethanadani, Kasi, & Rajkumar, S., ‘”Better a Witty fool than a foolish wit” – Who are these Fools?’, International Journal of Social Science and Human Research, 4:8 (August 2021), pp. 2194-97.
  • Ghadessi, Touba, Portraits of human monsters in the Renaissance: dwarves, hirsutes, and castrati as idealized anatomical anomalies (Bristol, CT: Medieval Institute Publications, 2018).
  • Goldberg, Amos, ‘A Fool or a Prophet: Rubinstein the Warsaw Ghetto Jester, The 2019 J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Annual Lecture at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 13 March 2019.
  • Goldstein, Carl, Print Culture in Early Modern France: Abraham Bosse and the Purposes of Print (Cambridge University Press, 2012).
  • Gommans, Jos, ‘Cosmopolitanism and Imagination in Nayaka South India: Decoding the Brooklyn Kalamkari‘, Archives of Asian Art, 70:1 (April 2020), pp. 1–21.
  • Goodey, Christopher, A History of Intelligence and ‘Intellectual Disability’: The shaping of psychology in early modern Europe (Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2011).
  • Göpfert, Mirco, ‘On Dictators and Clowns’, Anthropology Today, 38:3 (June 2022), pp. 22-24.
  • Goto, Courtney T., The Grace of Playing: Pedagogies for Leaning into God’s New Creation (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2016).
  • Goto, Courtney T., ‘Teaching love: Embodying prophetic imagination through clowning’, Religious Education, 111:4 (2016), pp. 398-414.
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  • Grau, Marion, ‘Fool’s Errand: Holy fools and divine folly as hermeneutical figures’, in Refiguring Theological Hermeneutics (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), pp. 143-162.
  • Gregoli, Roberta, ‘Representations of gender and sexuality in Brazilian popular cinema’, Ph.D thesis, University of Oxford, 2013
  • Griffiths, Morwenna & Michael Adrian Peters, ‘”I knew Jean-Paul Sartre”: Philosophy of education as comedy’, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 46:2 (October 2012), pp. 132-47.
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  • Hammett, David, Laura S. Martin & Izuu Nwankwọ, Humour and Politics in Africa (Bristol: Bristol University Press, 2023)
  • Harris, James C., ‘Jester with a Lute’, Arch Gen Psychiatry, 68:4 (2011), pp. 338.
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  • Henriksen, Helle Zinner, Tom McMaster & David Wastell, ‘Fooling Around: The corporate jester as an effective change agent for technological innovation’, in R.L. Baskerville, L. Mathiassen, J. Pries-Heje, J.I DeGross eds., Business Agility and Information Technology Diffusion (Boston: Springer, 2005, pp. 129-44.
  • Hetherington, Anna Ratner, ‘Bruegel’s Fools and Melancholics’, in ‘Melancholy Figures: From Bosch to Titian’, Ph.D thesis, Columbia University, 2013, pp. 128-73.
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2 Comments

  1. John

    Are you aware of Dr. John Durans “History of courtfools” (1858), and if yes; how would you evaluate it as an academic source?

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    • beatriceotto

      Many thanks for your comment, John, and curious to know what prompted it. I read Doran when researching the book, and have my own copy. It definitely has a place in a library on fools and I will review it more formally on the website, but it is less of a priority than others. For now, although it has a rich selection of jester anecdotes, it doesn’t provide much in the way of references, which puts it partially in the ‘jest book’ category. I would first turn to more recent scholarly works, therefore, e.g. William Willeford and Enid Welsford. Doran also devotes a large portion of the book to English fools and for that, John Southworth is a more rigorous source, although his book was published too late for me to mine its wealth of content and analysis in my own book. Similarly, on French fools, there are good general French sources, such as Maurice Lever.

      Hope that helps, and feel free to let me know of your interest – always good to meet others who are researching fools. I would also be delighted if you were to sign up to the website for occasional updates.

      Thank you again for getting in touch and kind regards,
      Beatrice

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