Female Playwrights and Eighteenth-Century Comedy

Female Playwrights and Eighteenth-Century Comedy

Author: M. Anderson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780312292751

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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Aphra Behn, Susannah Centlivre, Hannah Cowley, and Elizabeth Inchbald were the only four female playwrights in England with multiple comic successes from 1670-1800. Behn's interest in the body, Centlivre's fascination with written contracts, Cowley's nationalism, and Inchbald's discussion of divorce emerge in the comic events that are animated by the psychological mechanisms of humor. Attending to the dialogue between these comic events and the plays' more predictable comic endings illuminates the philosophical, political, and legal arguments about women and marriage that fascinated both female playwrights and the theatergoing public.
The Palgrave Handbook of Humour, History, and Methodology
Language: en
Pages: 526
Authors: Daniel Derrin, Hannah Burrows
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-12 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This handbook addresses the methodological problems and theoretical challenges that arise in attempting to understand and represent humour in specific historical contexts across cultural history. It explores problems involved in applying modern theories of humour to historically-distant contexts of humour and points to the importance of recognising the divergent assumptions
Rebirth of the English Comic Strip
Language: en
Pages: 500
Authors: David Kunzle
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-15 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Rebirth of the English Comic Strip: A Kaleidoscope, 1847–1870 enters deep into an era of comic history that has been entirely neglected. This buried cache of mid-Victorian graphic humor is marvelously rich in pictorial narratives of all kinds. Author David Kunzle calls this period a “rebirth” because of the preceding
Bande Dessinée
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Laurence Grove, Michael Syrotinski
Categories: Caricatures and cartoons
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

The latest installment of Yale French Studies explores the history and development of bande dessinée, Franco-Belgian comics This special issue of Yale French Studies on bande dessinée is a multifaceted reflection on its newfound academic status. It goes beyond the question, settled long ago, of its artistic legitimacy but aims
Comics and Graphic Novels
Language: en
Pages: 345
Authors: Julia Round, Rikke Platz Cortsen, Maaheen Ahmed
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-09-22 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Providing an overview of the dynamic field of comics and graphic novels for students and researchers, this Essential Guide contextualises the major research trends, debates and ideas that have emerged in Comics Studies over the past decades. Interdisciplinary and international in its scope, the critical approaches on offer spread across
Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English
Language: en
Pages: 1676
Authors: Eugene Benson, L.W. Conolly
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-11-30 - Publisher: Routledge

Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the richness and variety of experience which they reflect. In three volumes, this Encyclopedia documents