Look Who's Laughing: Studies in Gender and Comedy

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Overview

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Emily Toth
'So-how often does a book of 'lit crit' make you giggle, snicker, snort, titter, and chuckle, while admiring its sagacity and perspicacity? Look Who's Laughing has jokes, wisdom, wit, stand-up comedy, anarchy, Roseanne, and Mae West. Who could ask for anything more?'.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782881246449
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/1/1994
  • Series: Studies in Gender and Humor, #1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 377
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
Contributors
Introduction: Unity in Difference? 1
"That's How It Is": Comic Travesties of Sex and Gender in Early Sixteenth-Century Venice 17
Imagining Consummation: Women's Erotic Language in Comedies of Dekker and Shakespeare 35
Dwindling into Wifehood: the Romantic Power of the Witty Heroine in Shakespeare, Dryden, Congreve, and Austen 53
Confinement Sharpens the Invention: Aphra Behn's The Rover and Susanna Centlivre's The Busie Body 81
Masquerade, Modesty, and Comedy in Hannah Cowley's The Belle's Strategem 99
The Sphinx Goes Wild(e): Ada Leverson, Oscar Wilde, and the Gender Equipollence of Parody 119
When Women Laugh Wildly and (Gentle)Men Roar: Victorian Embodiments of Laughter 139
The Feminine Laughter of No Return: James Joyce and Dorothy Richardson 161
Courtship, Comedy, and African-American Expressive Culture in Zora Neale Hurston's Fiction 173
Feminism/Gender/Comedy: Meredith, Woolf, and the Reconfiguration of Comic Distance 189
"Between the Gaps": Sex, Class and Anarchy in the British Comic Novel of World War II 205
Alice Childress's Like One of the Family: Domestic and Undomesticated Domestic Humor 221
Funny, Isn't It?: Testing the Boundaries of Gender and Genre in Women's Detective Fiction 231
Hollywood, 1934: "Inventing" Romantic Comedy 257
Mae West Was Not a Man: Sexual Parody and Genre in the Plays and Films of Mae West 275
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: Sexism or Emancipation from Machismo? 299
Between the Laughter: Bridging Feminist Studies through Women's Stand-Up Comedy 315
Comic Strip-Tease: A Revealing Look at Women Cartoon Artists 335
Index 349
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