Performing Marginality

Humor, Gender, and Cultural Critique

Author: Joanne R. Gilbert

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814328033

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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An academic study of stand-up comedy performed by females. This will aid in the understanding of power structures in our society.
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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

Fourth Edition

Author: Stephen Cushman,Clare Cavanagh,Jahan Ramazani,Paul Rouzer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400841429

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1680

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Through three editions over more than four decades, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics has built an unrivaled reputation as the most comprehensive and authoritative reference for students, scholars, and poets on all aspects of its subject: history, movements, genres, prosody, rhetorical devices, critical terms, and more. Now this landmark work has been thoroughly revised and updated for the twenty-first century. Compiled by an entirely new team of editors, the fourth edition--the first new edition in almost twenty years--reflects recent changes in literary and cultural studies, providing up-to-date coverage and giving greater attention to the international aspects of poetry, all while preserving the best of the previous volumes. At well over a million words and more than 1,000 entries, the Encyclopedia has unparalleled breadth and depth. Entries range in length from brief paragraphs to major essays of 15,000 words, offering a more thorough treatment--including expert synthesis and indispensable bibliographies--than conventional handbooks or dictionaries. This is a book that no reader or writer of poetry will want to be without. Thoroughly revised and updated by a new editorial team for twenty-first-century students, scholars, and poets More than 250 new entries cover recent terms, movements, and related topics Broader international coverage includes articles on the poetries of more than 110 nations, regions, and languages Expanded coverage of poetries of the non-Western and developing worlds Updated bibliographies and cross-references New, easier-to-use page design Fully indexed for the first time
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Maxine Hong Kingston

Author: Helena Grice

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1847795633

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Since the publication of The Woman Warrior in 1976, Maxine Hong Kingston has gained a reputation as one of the most popular -- and controversial -- writers in the Asian American literary tradition. In this volume Grice traces Kingston's development as a writer and cultural activist through both ethnic and feminist discourses, investigating her novels, occasional writings and her two-book 'life-writing project'. The publication of The Woman Warrior not only propelled Kingston into the mainstream literary limelight, but also precipitated a vicious and ongoing controversy in Asian American letters over the authenticity -- or fakery -- of her cultural references. Grice traces the debates through the appearance of China Men (1981), as well as the novels, Tripmaster Monkey (1989) and her most recent work, The Fifth Book of Peace. Maxine Hong Kingston will be of value to students and academics researching in the areas of diaspora writing, contemporary American and Asian- Amercianfiction, as well as feminist and postcolonial literature.
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Humor

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Wit and humor

Page: N.A

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Women and Comedy

History, Theory, Practice

Author: Peter Dickinson,Anne Higgins,Paul Matthew St. Pierre,Diana Solomon,Sean Zwagerman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611476445

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice brings together leading researchers from Canada, the United States, and Europe in an interdisciplinary collection of essays to chart the future of critical inquiry in gender and comedy studies.
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Song and sketch transcripts of British music hall performers Elsie and Doris Waters

Author: Elsie Waters,Doris Waters,Paul Matthew St. Pierre

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

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This is the first book, scholarly or popular, on Elsie and Doris Waters, the most successful female double-act in the history of British music hall and variety. They distinguished themselves in the male-dominated field and in the movement of female artists who, after WWI, elected not to marry, the better to pursue their careers. Elsie and Doris Waters wrote almost all their own comic songs and sketches, created an original gynocentric comedy, anticipating feminist movements, controlled their means of production in the male-dominated British stage, radio, and recording industries, and performed together in Britain and around the Commonwealth for half a century. This study shows them to be precursors of contemporary female double-acts and patter-based comedians such as French and Saunders, Flanders and Swann, Beyond the Fringe, and Monty Python's Flying Circus. The study also contains fifty transcribed songs and sketches, their original compositions and arrangements, from recordings on 78rpm gramophone records made between 1929 and 1944. The words to their entire oeuvre of songs and sketches have never before been available in print.
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Rank ladies

gender and cultural hierarchy in American vaudeville

Author: M. Alison Kibler

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

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An illuminating study of vaudeville, this book shows how women--as performers, patrons, and workers--influenced its rise and fall as Americas favorite form of live entertainment.
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Literature, gender, space

Author: Sonia Villegas López,Beatriz Domínguez García

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788495699060

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

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Women's spaces, women's visions

politics, poetics, and resistance in African women's drama

Author: Katwiwa Mule

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9781592215614

Category: History

Page: 322

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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Untamed and Unabashed

Essays on Women and Humor in British Literature

Author: Regina Barreca

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814321362

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 191

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In Untamed and Unabashed, Regina Barreca, noted authority on women and humor, examines the use of humor in the works of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Elizabeth Bowen, Muriel Spark, and Fay Weldon. She analyzes the ways that each writer uses comedic devices, especially those involving language itself, and discusses the gendered basis of their humor, providing a provocative feminist perspective on gender and comedy. Each of the essays argues that conservative critics have misread and misunderstood the importance of humor in the works of these women authors, and that women's humor serves to explode conventions oppressive to women and to offer women readers a critique of, and an alternative perspective on, the dominant cultural ideologies that contain and oppress them. The book concludes that these authors strategically deployed humor, coded in forms that women readers-but not men readers-would recognize and understand, as a means of educating and empowering those women readers. Barreca asserts that much of women's comic play has to do with power and its systematic misappropriation, allowing women to gain perspective by ridiculing the implicit insanities of a patriarchal culture. Using detailed persuasive new readings of various works of each of her chosen authors, she shows how the straightjacket of conventional femininity is challenged, confronted, and finally, thrown off. This volume demonstrates that comedy can effectively channel anger and rebellion by first making them appear to be acceptable and temporary phenomena, and then by harnessing the released energies, rather than dispersing them. This kind of comedy, which is at the heart of Untamed and Unabashed, terrifies those who hold order dear. It should.
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Women of Color

Defining the Issues, Hearing the Voices

Author: Diane Long Hoeveler,Janet K. Boles

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314148

Category: Education

Page: 217

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People of color and women continue to face prejudice and discrimination in contemporary society. Women's studies programs have only recently started to give attention to the particular issues faced by women of color. The contributors to this book examine the special concerns of women of color in the modern world, particularly in the United States and Latin America. The volume includes chapters on theoretical aspects of race, gender, and identity, discusses literary works by American women of color, and looks at the place of women of color in higher education.
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Laughing Matters

The Paradox of Comedy

Author: Scott Cutler Shershow

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870235092

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 151

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This book explores the paradoxes of theatrical comedy which emerge both in comic theater and in efforts to discern its meaning. Scott Cutler Shershow views comedy not only as the classical "mirror of nature," but also as a tradition of performance whose familiar conventions reflect our own opposing visions of human life: criticism or acceptance of the world, cynicism or optimism, derision or forgiveness. The very act of evaluating comedy also reveals its paradoxical nature, as critics become caught up in what Shershow calls comedy's "constantly shifting perspective." In examining the basic building blocks of comic nature--plot and character--Shershow discovers a pattern of critical contradiction that ironically defines the paradox of comedy itself. He then looks at classical comic plays by Plautus, Machiavelli, and Middleton, focusing on the ironic tensions with the themes of money and lust. Then, seeking a still deeper truth within the nature of performance itself, Shershow analyzes such plays as Euripides' Helen, Beckett's Endgame, Mayakovsky's Mystery Bouffe, and Shaw's Man and Superman. Here he finds a transcendence of irony, as optimism and reconciliation emerge as genuine alternatives to ironic pretense.
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Feasting our eyes

Author: Laura Ann Lindenfeld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 279

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