What has been the scope of Canadian Women's humour over the past 150 years? To address this question, we will first discuss some of the issues involved in studying comedy as an artistic subject, and then address some particular issues faced by female comic practitioners. Finally, we will focus on the characteristics of Canadian comedy by looking at two iconic Canadian examples, Anne of Green Gables and Mary Walsh.

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From Broken Slates to Newfie Jokes: 150 Years of Canadian Women’s Comedy

What has been the scope of Canadian Women's humour over the past 150 years? To address this question, we will first discuss some of the issues involved in studying comedy as an artistic subject, and then address some particular issues faced by female comic practitioners. Finally, we will focus on the characteristics of Canadian comedy by looking at two iconic Canadian examples, Anne of Green Gables and Mary Walsh.

Date : 2017-06-289 views
Department : FASS Deans Office, English
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