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MARANHAO, Bernardo Costa Couto. From Witz to gay sçavoir: contributions to the psychology of laughter. Reverso [online]. 2015, vol.37, n.69, pp. 35-44. ISSN 0102-7395.

This article explores possible connections between humor and psychoanalysis, departing from two studies by Freud - Jokes and their relation to the unconscious (1905) and Humor (1927) - and its further repercussions in the psychoanalytic tradition, in order to discuss issues such as: relationships between Freudian humor and Jewish humor; metapsychological aspects of humor; pertinence of humor in psychoanalytic clinic; humor and gai savoir in Lacan’s teaching.

Keywords : Jewish humor; Sublimation; Clinic; Transference; Gai savoir.

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