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  1. Gender and Humor

    Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

    Edited by Delia Chiaro, Raffaella Baccolini

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    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,...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Documentary's Awkward Turn

    Cringe Comedy and Media Spectatorship

    By Jason Middleton

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    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...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Interpreting Tyler Perry

    Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

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

    Series: Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

    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...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Genre, Gender and the Effects of Neoliberalism

    The New Millennium Hollywood Rom Com

    By Betty Kaklamanidou

    Series: Popular Culture and World Politics

    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...

    Published January 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  5. British Comedy Cinema

    Edited by I.Q. Hunter, Laraine Porter

    Series: British Popular Cinema

    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...

    Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Slapstick Comedy

    Edited by Tom Paulus, Rob King

    Series: AFI Film Readers

    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...

    Published April 18th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Romantic Comedy

    By Claire Mortimer

    Series: Routledge Film Guidebooks

    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...

    Published March 25th 2010 by Routledge

  8. English Stage Comedy 1490-1990

    Edited by Alexander Leggatt

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

    Published August 19th 1998 by Routledge

  9. Fatal Women

    Lesbian Sexuality and the Mark of Aggression

    By Lynda Hart

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

    Published November 9th 1994 by Routledge

  10. Classical Hollywood Comedy

    Edited by Kristine Brunovska Karnick, Henry Jenkins

    Series: AFI Film Readers

    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....

    Published October 18th 1994 by Routledge

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