Gender and Humor


Gender and Humor: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies) 1st Edition by Delia Chiaro (Editor), Raffaella Baccolini (Editor)

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, while early works in the area of humor studies initially concentrated on language, linguistics, and psychology. Since then, both fields have flourished, but largely independently. This book draws together and focuses the work of scholars from diverse disciplines on intersections of gender and humor, giving voice to approaches in disciplines such as film, television, literature, linguistics, translation studies, and popular culture.


“An interdisciplinary, international volume exploring the complex relationship between gender and humor and its attendant power dynamics is long overdue. This collection will be an invaluable resource to scholars and students in a variety of disciplines.”Joanna Gilbert, Alma College, USA

About the Author

Delia Chiaro is Professor of English Language and Translation at the University of Bologna, Italy

Rafaella Baccolini is Professor of English and Gender at the University of Bologna, Italy

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