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Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers

Author: Sabrina Fuchs Abrams
Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Series: Palgrave studies in comedy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection is the first to focus on the iconoclastic and transformative power of American female humorists. It explores the work of authors and comediennes such as Samantha Bee, Amy Schumer, Lucille Clifton, Constance Rourke, Carolyn Wells, and Lynne Tillman while drawing on various theories of humor including the incongruity superiority/disparagement, and relief theories. The chapters draw from the experiences  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Literatures
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sabrina Fuchs Abrams
ISBN: 9783319567297 3319567292
OCLC Number: 1017799549
Description: 1 online resource (XV, 263 pages 16 illustrations) : online resource.
Contents: .-1 Introduction- No Joke: Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers.- 2: `To amuse intelligently and cleverly': Carolyn Wells and Literary Parody.- 3: From Headlines to Punchlines: Suffragist Humorists in the Popular Press.- 4: The Scholarly Transgressions of Constance Rourke.- 5: Embattled Embodiment: The Sexual/ Intellectual Politics of Humor in Mary McCarthy's Writing.- 6: Humor as Clap Back in Lucille Clifton's Poetry.-7: Fidel and Gummy Bears?: Transgressive Humor in Contemporary Latina Fiction.- 8: Humor, Gentrification, and the Conservation of Downtown New York in Lynne.- 9: Funny Women: Political Transgressions and Celebrity Autobiography.-10: Roz Chast: From Whimsy to Transgression.- 11: `My Mom's a Cunt': New Bawds Ride the Fourth Wave.-12: Dueling Discourses: The Female Comic's Double-Bind in the New Media Age.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in comedy.
Responsibility: edited by Sabrina Fuchs Abrams.

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