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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.
With the success of Hannah Gadsby's 2018 stand-up special "Nanette," connections among gender, sexuality, feminism, and stand-up comedy (once again) came to the fore of public discourse. In this class, we will interrogate these connections by looking at the work of queer women comedians who pioneered and shaped stand-up comedy- such as Jackie "Moms" Mabely, Margaret Cho, or Ellen DeGeneres- as well as performers who have been shaking up the world of stand-up comedy in recent years. The course will introduce students to some key concepts of feminism, as well as to select feminist theories related to comedy and humor. Students will practice and develop their critical skills via weekly short responses focusing on these concepts, a few longer essays, and creative writing assignments.
When Offered Fall.
Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
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