Performing Gender and Comedy: Theories, Texts and Contexts (Studies in Humor and Gender #4)

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Overview

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789056995393
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/1/1998
  • Series: Studies in Humor and Gender
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
Foreword
Preface
List of Contributors
I Earlier Literatures
1 The Male-Female Comedy Team 3
2 Shakespeare's Rosalind: Charactor of Contingency 21
3 "One Said a Jealous Wife Was Like": The Constructions of Wives and Husbands in Seventeenth-Century English Jests 35
4 The Veiled Laugh: Women, the Body, and the Comic in Nineteenth-Century France 47
5 Nothing Succeeds Like Excess: Lillian Shaw's Comedy and Sexuality on the Keith Vaudeville Circuit 59
II Modern and Contemporary
6 Camp, Aestheticism, and Cultural Inclusiveness in Isherwood's Berlin Stories 81
7 Being and Dying as a Woman in the Short Fiction of Dorothy Parker 95
8 Comic Disruption in the Work of Maxine Hong Kingston 111
III New Forms
9 READ OUR LIPS: A Re(media)l Short Course on Liberating Lesbianism 131
10 Parody and Postmodern Sex: Humor in Thomas Pynchon and Tama Janowitz 149
11 The War on the Home Front: Comedy and Political Identity in the Work of Stewart Home 167
12 Heartburn, Humor and Hyperbole in Like Water for Chocolate 179
13 Sneaky Re-Views: Can Robert Townsend's Taste for Stereotypes Contribute Positively to Identity Politics? 199
14 Laughter, Loss, and Transformation in Fried Green Tomatoes 219
IV Performing Canadians
15 The "Attack Behind the Invitation": Gender Parody in Karen Hines's Pochsy's Lips 233
16 "Raised by Poodles": An Interview with Sensible Footwear 249
Afterword 267
Index 269
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