Women and Comedy in Solo Performance

Author: Suzanne Lavin
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415948586
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This work examines the dramatic changes in America women's comedy performance in the years 1955-1995.The study focuses on the standup of Phyllis Diller and Roseanne andon the character comedy of Lily Tomlin. As the historical arc of women's comedy unfolds, it outlines a change from the traditional vaudevillian style of standup, as represented by Diller (50s-70s), to a more satiric comedy represented by Tomlin (60s-80s) and Roseanne (80s-90s).

Fictions of Female Education in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Jaime Osterman Alves
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135842469
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Seeking to understand how literary texts both shaped and reflected the century's debates over adolescent female education, this book examines fictional works and historical documents featuring descriptions of girls' formal educational experiences between the 1810s and the 1890s. Alves argues that the emergence of schoolgirl culture in nineteenth-century America presented significant challenges to subsequent constructions of normative femininity. The trope of the adolescent schoolgirl was a carrier of shifting cultural anxieties about how formal education would disrupt the customary maid-wife-mother cycle and turn young females off to prevailing gender roles. By tracing the figure of the schoolgirl at crossroads between educational and other institutions - in texts written by and about girls from a variety of racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds - this book transcends the limitations of "separate spheres" inquiry and enriches our understanding of how girls negotiated complex gender roles in the nineteenth century.

Books and Libraries in American Society during World War II

Author: Patti Clayton Becker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135467722
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World War II presented America's public libraries with the daunting challenge of meeting new demands for war-related library services and materials with Depression-weakened collections, inadequate budgets and demoralized staff, in addition to continuing to serve the library's traditional clientele of women and children seeking recreational reading. This work examines how libraries could respond to their communities need through the use of numerous primary and secondary sources.

Ny Phi

Author: Christos Theodoridis
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110283328
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This lexicon, authored by the renowned Byzantine scholar Photios I (ca. 820–891),was a comprehensive and practical dictionary and encylopedia. This edition of the work includes for the first timea significant text source that was recently discovered. Thisis an indispensible reference for Hellenists, Byzantinists, historians, and theologists. A fourth volume, slated to be released around 2014, will conclude the edition.