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CINE 203 - Funny Women: Women, Comedy, and Film

FC ARHU
4 credits
From Lucille Ball to Lena Dunham, Moms Mabley to Tyler Perry?s Madea, students will be asked to investigate what (theoretically) it means to be funny by exploring who (historically, culturally, economically, racially) is viewed as funny in our society. Readings will include selections from Bergson, Bakhtin, and Freud, as well as essays by Nora Ephron, Diablo Cody, and Tina Fey. The course also examined the careers of comedians such as Elaine May, Lily Tomlin, and Whoopi Goldberg.
This course is cross-listed with GSFS 206




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