Comedy

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This new edition of Andrew Stott's Comedy builds on themes presented in the first edition such as focusing on the significance of comic 'events' through study of various theoretical methodologies, including deconstruction, psychoanalysis and gender theory, and provides case studies of a number of themes, ranging from the drag act to the simplicity of slipping on a banana skin. This new edition features:

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Overview

This new edition of Andrew Stott's Comedy builds on themes presented in the first edition such as focusing on the significance of comic 'events' through study of various theoretical methodologies, including deconstruction, psychoanalysis and gender theory, and provides case studies of a number of themes, ranging from the drag act to the simplicity of slipping on a banana skin. This new edition features:

  • updates to reflect new research the field
  • new chapters on Women in Comedy and Race and Ethnicity
  • a broader range of literary and cultural examples.

Written in a clear and accessible style, this book is ideal introduction to comedy for students studying literature and culture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415854191
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/15/2014
  • Series: New Critical Idiom Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 706,744
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Stott is Professor of English at the University of Buffalo, SUNY, USA.

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Table of Contents

1 Comedy in the academy 17
2 Comic identity 40
3 Gender and sexuality 62
4 The body 83
5 Politics 103
6 Laughter 127
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Molly M.

    I'm the first to reveiw!Yeaya! I'm so sorry about that.Does not even sound like a very good book.Do not recomend for comedy lovers.Now that I think about it,It's not even about comedy.LAME with a capital L baby.PEACE!!!!!!"

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