Television Comedy and Femininity: Queering Gender (Library of Gender and Popular Culture) (Hardcover)

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Can comedy on television harbour elements of gender transgression or subversion? If a man is permitted to be 'funny peculiar' - playing the underdog or misfit - does a woman seem stranger in his place?
Mapping examples from British and American comedy television over the past 60 years, from I Love Lucyto The Big Bang Theoryand Smack the Ponyto Waiting For God, this book asks: are particular forms of television comedy gendered in specific ways? Paying attention to series which have not been addressed in academic work, as well as more established shows, White offers fresh insights for the fields of television studies, gender and women's studies, cultural history and comedy.

About the Author


Rosie White is Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literature, Theory and Popular Culture at Northumbria University, Newcastle, U.K. She is author of Violent Femmes: Women as Spies in Popular Culture (2008) and numerous articles on feminism and women in film and television.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781784533625
ISBN-10: 1784533629
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company
Publication Date: November 30th, 2018
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Library of Gender and Popular Culture