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  • Documentary's Awkward Turn

    Cringe Comedy and Media Spectatorship, 1st Edition

    By Jason Middleton

    Despite the prominence of "awkwardness" as cultural buzzword and descriptor of a sub-genre of contemporary film and television comedy, it has yet to be adequately theorized in academic film and media studies. Documentary’s Awkward Turn contributes a new critical paradigm to the field by presenting…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Genre, Gender and the Effects of Neoliberalism

    The New Millennium Hollywood Rom Com, 1st Edition

    By Betty Kaklamanidou

    The romantic comedy has long been regarded as an inferior film genre by critics and scholars alike, accused of maintaining a strict narrative formula which is considered superficial and highly predictable. However, the genre has resisted the negative scholarly and critical comments and for the last…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • Masculinity in the Contemporary Romantic Comedy

    Gender as Genre, 1st Edition

    By John Alberti

    This volume addresses the growing obsolescence of traditional constructions of masculine identity in popular romantic comedies by proposing an approach that combines gender and genre theory to examine the ongoing radical reconstruction of gender roles in these films.  Alberti creates a unified…

    Hardback – 2013-05-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • British Comedy Cinema

    1st Edition

    Edited by I.Q. Hunter, Laraine Porter

    British comedy cinema has been a mainstay of domestic production since the beginning of the last Century and arguably the most popular and important genre in British film history. This edited volume will offer the first comprehensive account of the rich and popular history of British comedy…

    Paperback – 2012-04-05
    Routledge
    British Popular Cinema

  • Slapstick Comedy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tom Paulus, Rob King

    From Chaplin’s tramp to the Bathing Beauties, from madcap chases to skyscraper perils, slapstick comedy supplied many of the most enduring icons of American cinema in the silent era. This collection of fourteen essays by prominent film scholars challenges longstanding critical dogma and offers new…

    Paperback – 2010-04-19
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • Romantic Comedy

    1st Edition

    By Claire Mortimer

    Romantic comedy is an enduringly popular genre which has maintained its appeal by constantly evolving, from the screwball comedy to the recent emergence of the bromance. Romantic Comedy examines the history of the genre, considering the social and cultural context for key developments in new genre…

    Paperback – 2010-03-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Film Guidebooks

  • English Stage Comedy 1490-1990

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alexander Leggatt

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1998-08-20
    Routledge

  • Fatal Women

    Lesbian Sexuality and the Mark of Aggression, 1st Edition

    By Lynda Hart

    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1994-11-10
    Routledge

  • Classical Hollywood Comedy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kristine Brunovska Karnick, Henry Jenkins

    Applies the recent `return to history' in film studies to the genre of classical Hollywood comedy as well as broadening the definition of those works considered central in this field.…

    Paperback – 1994-10-19
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

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