By Andrew Stott
Routledge – 2014 – 240 pages
Series: The New Critical Idiom
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:
Written in a clear and accessible style, this book is ideal introduction to comedy for students studying literature and culture.
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
Andrew Stott is Professor of English and Director of the Honors College at the University of Buffalo, SUNY, USA.