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Table of ContentsForeword (Kathleen Rowe Karlyn)AcknowledgmentsIntroduction (Linda Mizejewski and Victoria Sturtevant)1. Mabel Normand: New Woman in the Flapper Age (Kristine Brunovska Karnick )2. Fay Tincher: Female Rowdiness and Social Change (Joanna E. Rapf )3. Mae West: The Constant Sinner (Kristen Hatch)4. Fanny Brice’s New Nose: Beauty, Ethnicity, and Liminality (Kristen Anderson Wagner)5. Lucille Ball and the Lucy Character: Familiarity, Female Friendship, and the Anxiety of Competence (Lori Landay)6. Carol Burnett: Home, Horror, and Hilarity on The Carol Burnett Show (Linda Mizejewski)7. Lily Tomlin: Queer Sensibilities, Funny Feminism, and Multimedia Stardom (Suzanne Leonard)8. Moms Mabley and Wanda Sykes: “I’ma Be Me” (Bambi Haggins)9. Roseanne Barr: Remembering Roseanne (Rosie White )10. Whoopi Goldberg in Hollywood: Queering Comic Genre Genealogies (Rebecca Wanzo)11. Margaret Cho’s Army: “We Are the Baddest Motherfuckers on the Block” (Rebecca Krefting)12. Ellen DeGeneres’s Incorporate Body: The Politics of Authenticity (Brenda R. Weber and Joselyn K. Leimbach)13. Sarah Silverman: Cuteness as Subversion (Anthony P. McIntyre )14. Tina Fey: “Quality” Comedy and the Body of the Female Comedy Author (Julia Havas)15. Lena Dunham: Cringe Comedy and Body Politics (Maria Sulimma )Works CitedContributorsIndex
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This stunning collection of original essays on American women comedians is a welcome treasure. It will no doubt earn pride of place with now canonical collections, and, in like manner, usher in a new generation of scholarship on the subject. Of equal importance, this book is a fun read, an experience at once intellectually festive and inspiring. It calls out to be adopted for classroom use and will also, I believe, encourage instructors to develop courses organized around it.
Hysterical! offers a history of entertainment, a social history of women, and a history of feminist thought, as well as a history of funny women.
A milestone. Spanning generations of performers and scholars, Hysterical! testifies to the power of comedy to stimulate incisive conversations and build connections across the boundaries of time.