The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader

The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader

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.

Author: Ian Wilkie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429614378

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 442

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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 array of critical approaches from interdisciplinary scholars, all of whom evaluate comedy from different angles and adopt a range of writing styles to explore the phenomenon. Divided into eight unique parts, the Reader offers both breadth and depth with its wide range of interdisciplinary articles and international perspectives. Of interest to students, scholars, and lovers of comedy alike, The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader offers a contemporary sample of general analyses of comedy as a mode, form, and genre.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Routledge Circus Studies Reader

The Routledge Circus Studies Reader

commedia and stand-up comedy. She is currently working on Fifty Years of British Stage Comedy (1965–2015), which is due for publication in 2017 by Palgrave Macmillan. She is an Associate Researcher at the Centre for Comedy Studies ...

Author: Peta Tait

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000156058

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 626

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The Routledge Circus Studies Reader offers an absorbing critical introduction to this diverse and emerging field. It brings together the work of over 30 scholars in this discipline, including Janet Davis, Helen Stoddart and Peta Tait, to highlight and address the field’s key historical, critical and theoretical issues. It is organised into three accessible sections, Perspectives, Precedents and Presents, which approach historical aspects, current issues, and the future of circus performance. The chapters, grouped together into 13 theme-based sub-sections, provide a clear entry point into the field and emphasise the diversity of approaches available to students and scholars of circus studies. Classic accounts of performance, including pieces by Philippe Petit and Friedrich Nietzsche, are included alongside more recent scholarship in the field. Edited by two scholars whose work is strongly connected to the dynamic world of performance, The Routledge Circus Studies Reader is an essential teaching and study resource for the emerging discipline of circus studies. It also provides a stimulating introduction to the field for lovers of circus.
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The Comedy Studies Reader

The Comedy Studies Reader

In High Theory/ Low Culture: Analysing Popular Television and Film, edited by Colin MacCabe, 101–114. ... In The American Film History Reader, edited by Jon Lewis and Eric Smoodin, 170–188. London: Routledge, 2014. Gray, Johnathan.

Author: Nick Marx

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477316009

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 310

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From classical Hollywood film comedies to sitcoms, recent political satire, and the developing world of online comedy culture, comedy has been a mainstay of the American media landscape for decades. Recognizing that scholars and students need an authoritative collection of comedy studies that gathers both foundational and cutting-edge work, Nick Marx and Matt Sienkiewicz have assembled The Comedy Studies Reader. This anthology brings together classic articles, more recent works, and original essays that consider a variety of themes and approaches for studying comedic media—the carnivalesque, comedy mechanics and absurdity, psychoanalysis, irony, genre, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and nation and globalization. The authors range from iconic theorists, such as Mikhail Bakhtin, Sigmund Freud, and Linda Hutcheon, to the leading senior and emerging scholars of today. As a whole, the volume traces two parallel trends in the evolution of the field—first, comedy’s development into myriad subgenres, formats, and discourses, a tendency that has led many popular commentators to characterize the present as a “comedy zeitgeist”; and second, comedy studies’ new focus on the ways in which comedy increasingly circulates in “serious” discursive realms, including politics, economics, race, gender, and cultural power.
Categories: Performing Arts

Slapstick An Interdisciplinary Companion

Slapstick  An Interdisciplinary Companion

Slapstick and Comic Performance: Comedy and Pain. New York: Palgrave, 2014. Peacock, Louise. “Conflict and slapstick in Commedia dell'Arte – The double act of Pantalone and Arlecchino (4:1).” The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader.

Author: Ervin Malakaj

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110571981

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 423

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Despite its unabated popularity with audiences, slapstick has received rather little scholarly attention, mostly by scholars concentrating on the US theater and cinema traditions. Nonetheless, as a form of physical humor slapstick has a long history across various areas of cultural production. This volume approaches slapstick both as a genre of situational physical comedy and as a mode of communicating an affective situation captured in various cultural products. Contributors to the volume examine cinematic, literary, dramatic, musical, and photographic texts and performances. From medieval chivalric romance and nineteenth-century theater to contemporary photography, the contributors study treatments of slapstick across media, periods and geographic locations. The aim of a study of such wide scope is to demonstrate how slapstick emerged from a variety of complex interactions among different traditions and by extension, to illustrate that slapstick can be highly productive for interdisciplinary research.
Categories: Performing Arts

After Happily Ever After

After  Happily Ever After

Romantic Comedy in the Post-Romantic Age Maria San Filippo ... White, R. S. Romantic Comedy in Shakespeare's Cinema of Love: A Study in Genre and Influence. Manchester: Manchester University ... The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader.

Author: Maria San Filippo

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814346754

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 382

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Explores romantic comedy’s revitalizing response to shifting sexual and social mores of the past decade.
Categories: Performing Arts

Haunted Laughter

Haunted Laughter

3 (2010): 1–14; Eyal Zandberg, “Critical Laughter: Humor, Popular Culture and Israeli Holocaust Commemoration,” Media, ... Grant Julin, “Satire in a Multi-Cultural World: A Bakhtinian Analysis,” The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader, ed.

Author: Jonathan C. Friedman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793640161

Category: Comedy films

Page: 256

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"Haunted Laughter is a comprehensive study of film productions that have used comedy to represent Adolf Hitler, the Third Reich, and the Holocaust. Author Jonathan Friedman proposes a model and a set of criteria to evaluate the effective use of comedy as a means of representation"--
Categories: Comedy films

The Television Studies Reader

The Television Studies Reader

Carroll , N. ( 1990 ) The Philosophy of Horror or Paradoxes of the Heart , New York : Routledge . ... Marc , D. ( 1997 ) Comic Vision : Television Comedy and American Culture , 2nd edn , London : Blackwell Press .

Author: Professor of Ophthalmology and Pharmacology and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology Robert C Allen, M D

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041528323X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 629

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The Television Studies Reader brings together key writings in the expanding field of television studies, providing an overview of the discipline and addressing issues of industry, genre, audiences, production and ownership, and representation. The Reader charts the ways in which television and television studies are being redefined by new and 'alternative' ways of producing, broadcasting and watching TV, such as cable, satellite and digital broadcasting, home video, internet broadcasting, and interactive TV, as well as exploring the recent boom in genres such as reality TV and docusoaps. It brings together articles from leading international scholars to provide perspectives on television programmes and practices from around the world, acknowledging both television's status as a global medium and the many and varied local contexts of its production and reception. Articles are grouped in seven themed sections, each with an introduction by the editors: Institutions of Television Spaces of Television Modes of Television Making Television Social Representation on Television Watching Television Transforming Television
Categories: Performing Arts

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor

Special issue Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 18(2), 161–84. Jakobson, R. (1959/2004). On linguistic aspects of translation. In L.Venuti (Ed.), The translation studies reader (2nd ed., pp. 138–143). London: Routledge.

Author: Salvatore Attardo

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317551164

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 540

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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor presents the first ever comprehensive, in-depth treatment of all the sub-fields of the linguistics of humor, broadly conceived as the intersection of the study of language and humor. The reader will find a thorough historical, terminological, and theoretical introduction to the field, as well as detailed treatments of the various approaches to language and humor. Deliberately comprehensive and wide-ranging, the handbook includes chapter-long treatments on the traditional topics covered by language and humor (e.g., teasing, laughter, irony, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, the major linguistic theories of humor, translation) but also cutting-edge treatments of internet humor, cognitive linguistics, relevance theoretic, and corpus-assisted models of language and humor. Some chapters, such as the variationist sociolinguistcs, stylistics, and politeness are the first-ever syntheses of that particular subfield. Clusters of related chapters, such as conversation analysis, discourse analysis and corpus-assisted analysis allow multiple perspectives on complex trans-disciplinary phenomena. This handbook is an indispensable reference work for all researchers interested in the interplay of language and humor, within linguistics, broadly conceived, but also in neighboring disciplines such as literary studies, psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc. The authors are among the most distinguished scholars in their fields.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Generic Closet

The Generic Closet

In The Comedy Studies Reader, edited by Nick Marx and Matt Seinkwicz, 222–237. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018. ———. “It's (Not) in His Kiss.” Popular Communication, 12, no. 3 (2014): 153–165. ———. “Notes from Underground: WGN's ...

Author: Alfred L. Martin, Jr.

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253054623

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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Even after a rise in gay and Black representation and production on TV in the 1990s, the sitcom became a "generic closet," restricting Black gay characters with narrative tropes. Drawing from 20 interviews with credited episode writers, key show-runners, and Black gay men, The Generic Closet situates Black-cast sitcoms as a unique genre that uses Black gay characters in service of the series' heterosexual main cast. Alfred L. Martin, Jr., argues that the Black community is considered to be antigay due to misrepresentation by shows that aired during the family viewing hour and that were written for the imagined, "traditional" Black family. Martin considers audience reception, industrial production practices, and authorship to unpack the claim that Black gay characters are written into Black-cast sitcoms such as Moesha, Good News, and Let's Stay Together in order to closet Black gayness. By exploring how systems of power produce ideologies about Black gayness, The Generic Closet deconstructs the concept of a monolithic Black audience and investigates whether this generic closet still exists.
Categories: Social Science

Sketch Comedy

Sketch Comedy

In Youth Culture: Identity in a Postmodern World, edited by Jonathan S. Epstein, 148–188. ... London and New York: Routledge, 2003. ———. ... In The Comedy Studies Reader, edited by Nick Marx and Matt Sienkiewicz, 1–16.

Author: Nick Marx

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253044259

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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In Sketch Comedy: Identity, Reflexivity, and American Television, Nick Marx examines some of the genre's most memorable—and controversial—moments from the early days of television to the contemporary line-up. Through explorations of sketches from well-known shows such as Saturday Night Live, The State, Inside Amy Schumer, Key & Peele, and more, Marx argues that the genre has served as a battleground for the struggle between comedians who are pushing the limits of what is possible on television and network executives who are more mindful of the financial bottom line. Whether creating new catchphrases or transgressing cultural taboos, sketch comedies give voice to marginalized performers and audiences, providing comedians and viewers opportunities to test their own ideas about their place in society, while simultaneously echoing mainstream cultural trends. The result, Marx suggests, is a hilarious and flexible form of identity play unlike anything else in American popular culture and media.
Categories: Performing Arts