In women and laughter in medieval comic literature lisa perfetti explores a wide range of literary representation of womens laughter in the thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries the first of its kind perfettis comparative study of medieval humor enriches recent feminist medievalist discussions by investigating laughter as a particular way of talking back to medieval views of women. Women and laughter in medieval comic literature lisa perfetti p cm includes bibliographical references and index isbn 0 472 11321 6 cloth alk paper 1 women in literature 2 literature medieval history and criticism 3 comedy i title pn682w6p47 2003 809 93352042 0902 dc21 2003047328. Women and laughter in medieval comic literature book read reviews from worlds largest community for readers exploring literary representations of wome. Hello select your address best sellers todays deals new releases electronics books customer service gift ideas home computers gift cards sell. Several studies on women and laughter have been written on literature from the renaissance to the present and a series has been devoted to the study of humor and gender 2 this pairing of laughter and feminism has been a recent one in academe since for centuries studies of humor took a distinctly masculine perspective and in the popular imagination of men at least women simply had no sense of humor 3 feminists now point out that the humorless woman is a figure created by men when
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