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Performing gender and comedy : theories, texts, and contexts

Author: Shannon Eileen Hengen
Publisher: Amsterdam, The Netherlands : Gordon and Breach, ©1998.
Series: Studies in humor and gender, v. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contributors investigate the effects of gender, sexuality, sexual identity, race, class, and nationality on humor and comedic performance. Each chapter addresses how particular historical periods seem to affect who laughs at what, why, and with what consequences.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shannon Eileen Hengen
ISBN: 9056995391 9789056995393
OCLC Number: 40270199
Description: xxv, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Male-female comedy team / Kay Young --
Shakespeare's Rosalind : charactor of contingency / Yu Jin Ko --
"One said a jealous wife was like" : the constructions of wives and husbands in seventeenth-century English jests / Judith Curlee --
Veiled laugh : women, the body, and the comic in nineteenth-century France / Warren Johnson --
Nothing succeeds like excess : Lillian Shaw's comedy and sexuality on the Keith vaudeville circuit / M. Alison Kibler --
Camp, aestheticism, and cultural inclusiveness in Isherwood's Berlin stories / Dennis Denisoff --
Being and dying as a woman in the short fiction of Dorothy Parker / Andrea Ivanov Craig --
Comic disruption in the work of Maxine Hong Kingston / Julie Giese --
Read our lips : a re(media)l short course on liberating lesbianism / Nancy Reincke --
Parody and postmodern sex : humor in Thomas Pynchon and Tama Janowitz / Christy L. Burns --
War on the home front : comedy and political identity in the work of Stewart Home / Kirby Olson --
Heartburn, humor and hyperbole in Like water for chocolate / Dianna C. Niebylski --
Sneaky re-views : can Robert Townsend's taste for stereotypes contribute positively to identity politics? / Harriet Margolis --
Laughter, loss, and transformation in Fried green tomatoes / Shari Zeck --
"Attack behind the invitation" : gender parody in Karen Hines's Pochsy's lips / Céleste Derksen --
"Raised by poodles" : an interview with sensible footwear / Shannon Hengen.
Series Title: Studies in humor and gender, v. 4.
Responsibility: edited by Shannon Hengen.
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This volume explores comedy as a place where gender and sexuality, through performance, challenge sexist and heteronormative forces in Western culture. Contributors investigate the effects of gender,  Read more...

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