The Ludic Parody of Terry Pratchett

  • Camilla Ulleland Hoel University of Edinburgh

Abstract


This paper will look at how Pratchett’s universe creates a ludic parody through its use of juxtaposition, puncturing and awareness of stereotypes. I will also show through an analysis of some of Pratchett’s characters how narrative conventions are undermined. Finally, I will show how Pratchett, by using the Discworld as a background for more specific parody, manages to avoid Bakhtin’s charge of modern parody as narrow ridicule.
Published
01-Aug-2008
How to Cite
Hoel, Camilla. 2008. “The Ludic Parody of Terry Pratchett”. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, August. http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/598.