Well, it seems like I proved my examiner wrong. Today I defended my BA thesis on puns in the Brick getting the highest grade.
I’d like to thank not only Victor Hugo but also Grantaire. No, but seriously, I would never have found some of these puns if not for the dedicated Brick dissectors of tumblr, so here I’d like to thank:
- pilferingapples who answered my questions and was even more excited about this thesis than I was,
- gauzythreads for explaining Combeferre’s canard pun,
- robertawickham and needsmoreresearch for making sense of “Fille de cinq louis, tire-moi mes bottes”,
- tenlittlebullets for finding the reference to the song Fleuve du Tage.
There were probably some other puns that I first found thanks to a tumblr post but then forgot about it (sorryyyy). And if anyone wants to read the thing, it’s here, but unfortunately, it’s in French only! It’s nothing groundbreaking, just linguistic examining of wordplay, but there you go.
Hey, congratulations on the thesis! Glad to hear how it came out, thank you for linking it. :D