Towards a Humorish Dictionary of Narratology

Gerald Prince


There have been many versions of narratology – feminist, cognitivist, rhetorical, sociological, historical, geographical, postcolonial, and more – but no elaboration of a humorish one. This contribution provides a partial list of useful narratological notions, categories, and features which aim to encourage such an elaboration. Each item is accompanied by one or more jokes that concretize or shed light on it rather than simply being “about” it, mentioning it, referring to it, or exploiting it.