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Stott, Andrew McConnell, 1969- author

2nd edition. 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: updates to reflect new research the field new chapters on Women in Comedy and Race and Ethnicity a broader range of literary and cultural examples. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book is ideal introduction to comedy for students studying literature and culture

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Second edition.
Published London: Routledge, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Andrew Stott
ISBN: 1134453973, 9781134453979
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Previous edition: 2005.
Physical Description: 228 pages.
Series: The new critical idiom
Subject: Applied physics; Meteorology & climatology; Literary theory; Comedy.; Literature.; Literature: history & criticism
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: New critical idiom.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780415854191


  1. Introduction
  2. 1: Comedy in the Academy
  3. 2: Comic Identity
  4. 3: The Body
  5. 4: Women in Comedy
  6. 5: Race and Ethnicity
  7. 6: Comedy, Queered
  8. 7: Politics and Satire
  9. 8. Laughter
  10. Conclusion
  11. Glossary
  12. Bibliography

Author note

Andrew Stottis Professor of English at the University of Buffalo, SUNY, USA.