by Andrew Stott

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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:

  • 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134454044
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/27/2014
Series: The New Critical Idiom
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 218
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

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


Table of Contents

Introduction  1: Comedy in the Academy  2: Comic Identity  3: The Body  4: Women in Comedy  5: Race and Ethnicity  6: Comedy, Queered  7: Politics and Satire  8. Laughter  Conclusion  Glossary  Bibliography

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Comedy 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!"