jocoserious

jocoserious

(ˌdʒəʊkəʊˈsɪərɪəs)
adj
mixing humour and seriousness
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The mention of twilight reinforces that possibility, which might take us in a jocoserious way to the vampire and Nightwood's place in a Gothic tradition.
Bell, Jocoserious Joyce: The Fate of Folly in Ulysses, (Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1995); Tim Prentki, The Fool in European Theatre: Stages of Folly, (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012); Preston M.
17) Calderon made Perez de Moya and Vitoria's works the basis of his treatment of myth, as did the epigones Juan Bautista Diamante (Alfeo y Aretusa, 1672), Agustin de Torres y Salazar (Triunfo y venganza de Amor, 1681), and Marcos de Lanuza, count of Clavijo (Jupiter, y Yoo, los cielos apremian desdenes, published 1699), who saw the mythological comedia to its final jocoserious stage.
But the work is also a provocative literalization of the Minimalists' sculptural turn to the horizontal, and a jocoserious gloss on Fried's theatricality.
Instead of being merely humorous or deadly serious, Homer's gods are (to borrow a Joycean coinage) jocoserious.
Opening up a link from Erasmus, to Huizinga, to Zweig, Coetzee takes delight in The Praise of Folly in "its jocoserious abnegation of big-phallus status, its evasive (non)position inside/outside the play--just as its weakness lies in its power to grow, to propagate itself, to beget Erasmians" (1996:103), one of whom Coetzee implies himself to be.
A bookish Briton writing while imperial war again loomed in the aftermath of 9/11, Keymer is especially sensitive to the pain of history in Sterne's jocoserious (a favourite word) novel.
Jocoserious Joyce is devoted to the humour in Ulysses, interpreted in relation to its serious meanings.
weakness--its jocoserious abnegation of big-phallus
With its mix of class picture goofiness and creepy, missing-children bulletin overtones, Absent Self-Portrait is a representative example of the range of Beshty's program--a welcome brand of jocoserious conceptualism that frames an astute critique of the self in the age of mechanical reproduction.
Fitzgerald develops a jocoserious heroic myth out of these disappointments.
So when we read that Stephen accepted Bloom's "marks of special hospitality" "seriously as they drank in jocoserious silence Epps's massproduct, the creature cocoa" (17.