The Affaire des placards, Polemical Humour, and the Sardonic Laugh

  title={The Affaire des placards, Polemical Humour, and the Sardonic Laugh},
  author={Bruce Hayes},
  journal={French Studies: A Quarterly Review},
  pages={332 - 347}
  • Bruce Hayes
  • Published 2016
  • Art
  • French Studies: A Quarterly Review
Working with Erasmus’s exploration of the sardonic laugh, this article begins with the placard of the notorious Affaire des placards of 17–18 October 1534. The aim is to uncover uses of polemical humour in pamphlets produced during the early years of religious conflict in France. Starting with Antoine Marcourt, the likely author of the placard, the article investigates Marcourt’s first known satirical pamphlet, the Livre des marchans. This is followed by a study of Jérome Hangest’s response to… Expand


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