• The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader book cover

    The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Wilkie

    The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader is a selection of the most outstanding critical analysis featured in the journal Comedy Studies in the decade since its inception in 2010. The Reader illustrates the multiple perspectives that are available when analysing comedy. Wilkie’s selections present an…

    Paperback – 2019-10-24
    Routledge

  • The Freshman: Comedy and Masculinity in 1920s Film and Youth Culture book cover

    The Freshman

    Comedy and Masculinity in 1920s Film and Youth Culture, 1st Edition

    By Christina G. Petersen

    Before the advent of the teenager in the 1940s and the teenpic in the 1950s, The Freshman (Taylor and Newmeyer, 1925) represented 1920s college youth culture as an exclusive world of leisure to a mass audience. Starring popular slapstick comedian Harold Lloyd, The Freshman was a hit with audiences…

    Hardback – 2019-03-26
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Interpreting Tyler Perry: Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality book cover

    Interpreting Tyler Perry

    Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jamel Santa Cruze Bell, Ronald L. Jackson II

    Tyler Perry has become a significant figure in media due to his undeniable box office success led by his character Madea and popular TV sitcoms House of Payne and Meet the Browns. Perry built a multimedia empire based largely on his popularity among African American viewers and has become a…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • Easy A: The End of the High-School Teen Comedy? book cover

    Easy A

    The End of the High-School Teen Comedy?, 1st Edition

    By Betty Kaklamanidou

    Easy A (2010) is the last significant box-office success in the high-school teen movie subgenre and a film that has already been deemed a ‘classic’ by many cultural commentators and popular film critics. By applying interdisciplinary insight to a relatively overlooked movie in academic discussion,…

    Hardback – 2018-04-24
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Gender and Humor: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives book cover

    Gender and Humor

    Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Delia Chiaro, Raffaella Baccolini

    In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field of gender studies came out of disciplines such as philosophy, history, and literature,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Spaces of the Cinematic Home: Behind the Screen Door book cover

    Spaces of the Cinematic Home

    Behind the Screen Door, 1st Edition

    Edited by Eleanor Andrews, Stella Hockenhull, Fran Pheasant-Kelly

    This book examines the ways in which the house appears in films and the modes by which it moves beyond being merely a backdrop for action. Specifically, it explores the ways that domestic spaces carry inherent connotations that filmmakers exploit to enhance meanings and pleasures within film.…

    Paperback – 2017-12-08
    Routledge

  • Film Comedy and the American Dream book cover

    Film Comedy and the American Dream

    1st Edition

    By Zach Sands

    Film Comedy and the American Dream is an examination of national identity in the era of the American superpower as projected in popular comedic films that center on issues of upward mobility. It is the story of what made audiences laugh and why, and what this says about the changing shape of the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Isn’t that Clever: A Philosophical Account of Humor and Comedy book cover

    Isn’t that Clever

    A Philosophical Account of Humor and Comedy, 1st Edition

    By Steven Gimbel

    Isn’t That Clever provides a new account of the nature of humor – the cleverness account – according to which humor is intentional conspicuous acts of playful cleverness. By defining humor in this way, answers can be found to longstanding questions about humor ethics (Are there jokes that are wrong…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Screen Comedy and Online Audiences book cover

    Screen Comedy and Online Audiences

    1st Edition

    By Inger-Lise Kalviknes Bore

    The question of why we laugh (or don't laugh) has intrigued scholars since antiquity. This book contributes to that debate by exploring how we evaluate screen comedy. What kinds of criteria do we use to judge films and TV shows that are meant to be funny? And what might that have to do with our…

    Hardback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • US Youth Films and Popular Music: Identity, Genre, and Musical Agency book cover

    US Youth Films and Popular Music

    Identity, Genre, and Musical Agency, 1st Edition

    By Tim McNelis

    This book brings theory from popular music studies to an examination of identity and agency in youth films while building on, and complementing, film studies literature concerned with genre, identity, and representation. McNelis includes case studies of Hollywood and independent US youth films that…

    Hardback – 2017-05-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Charlie Chaplin: A Political Biography from Victorian Britain to Modern America book cover

    Charlie Chaplin

    A Political Biography from Victorian Britain to Modern America, 1st Edition

    By Richard Carr

    Richard Carr’s Charlie Chaplin places politics at the centre of the filmmaker’s life as it looks beyond Chaplin’s role as a comedic figure to his constant political engagement both on and off the screen. Drawing from a wealth of archival sources from across the globe, Carr provides an in-depth…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Biographies

  • The Comic Imagination in Modern African Literature and Cinema: A Poetics of Laughter book cover

    The Comic Imagination in Modern African Literature and Cinema

    A Poetics of Laughter, 1st Edition

    By Maik Nwosu

    This book is a seminal study that significantly expands the interdisciplinary discourse on African literature and cinema by exploring Africa’s under-visited carnivalesque poetics of laughter. Focusing on modern African literature as well as contemporary African cinema, particularly the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

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