2nd Edition


ISBN 9780415854191
Published June 26, 2014 by Routledge
228 Pages

USD $32.95

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Book Description

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.

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