New Perspectives on Women and Comedy

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Gordon and Breach, 1992 - Social Science - 244 pages
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The twenty-one original essays in this volume explore the way women have used humor to break down cultural stereotypes between the genders. Examples from literature and the performing arts deal with humor and violence, humor and disability, humor and the supposition of women's shame, lesbian and ethnic humor and particularly women's responses to men's humor. The essayists present traditional issues from new perspectives and take us from Italy in the Renaissance to today's New York comedy clubs. They may make you laugh; they may make you nervous. They will certainly make you reevaluate the importance of placing women at the center of a discussion of comedy.

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REGINA BARRECA, is the author of numerous books, including They Used to Call Me Snow White, But I Drifted, a landmark book on women's humor, and Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful. She is a frequent contributor to the Chicago Tribune and The New York Times and writes a weekly column for The Hartford Courant. A professor at the University of Connecticut, she maintains a heavy speaking schedule throughout the US and Canada,
NICOLE HOLLANDER's Sylvia cartoon strip is syndicated nationally and internationally by Tribune Media Services. Sylvia appears in over 80 newspapers, among them The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit News, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, Denver Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Palm Beach Post, San Francisco Examiner, San Jose Mercury News, and The Seattle Times.

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