Comedy and Gender

Essays in Honour of Dieter A. Berger


1. Auflage, 2007
256 Seiten

ISBN: 978-3-8253-5328-5
Sortiment: Buch
Ausgabe: Gebunden
Fachgebiet: Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Reihe: Regensburger Beiträge zur Gender-Forschung, Band: 1
lieferbar: 06.07.2007

Schlagwörter: Literatur, gender studies, Komik, Englisch, Geschichte, Geschlechtsunterschied, Kongress 2006, Parodie, Cultural Studies, Humor, Comedy


'Comedy and Gender' assembles contributions to the interdisciplinary Regensburg symposium in honour of Dieter A. Berger (2006). The collection mirrors the range of contemporary English and American Studies in Germany. Articles concerned with British literary and cultural history are accompanied by others which are orientated towards the USA. The collection includes also those contributions which approach the complex field of Comedy and Gender from a linguistic angle, but which forge a link with Cultural Studies and in particular with Gender Studies. The range of texts and media reaches from examples taken from all major literary genres over verbal puns in the language of advertisements to television comedies and to 'heritage films', and from Shakespeare's plays over cultural time and space to contemporary drama in the USA, and to trans-cultural novels published on both sides of the Atlantic.