Twenty-first century fumerist : Bridget Christie and the backlash against feminist comedy

TOMSETT, Eleanor (2017). Twenty-first century fumerist : Bridget Christie and the backlash against feminist comedy. Comedy Studies, 8 (1), 57-67.

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    Abstract

    This article engages with the work of comedian Bridget Christie in relation to definitions of feminist and post-feminist comedy. The year 2013 was a highpoint in coverage and acclaim for feminist comedy and this article will explore how, at a time when the majority of female comedians operate from a post-feminist standpoint, Christie’s work seeks to politicise and galvanise her audience. The evolution of Christie’s work is explored in relation to the changes in her delivery style and the implications this has on the accessibility of her material to wider audiences. Additionally, the response of the wider U.K. comedy industry to the higher profile of feminist comedy and the reassertion of patriarchal masculinity in comedy is considered.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Humanities Research Centre
    Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Humanities
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/2040610X.2017.1279914
    Page Range: 57-67
    Depositing User: Eleanor Tomsett
    Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2017 10:06
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2018 07:42
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15243

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