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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Feminist Film Theory and the Question of Laughter
  • Part One: The Unruly Woman
    • 1. Pig Ladies, Big Ladies, and Ladies with Big Mouths: Feminism and the Carnivalesque
    • 2. Roseanne: The Unruly Woman as Domestic Goddess
  • Part Two: Female Unruliness in Narrative Cinema
    • 3. Narrative, Comedy, and Melodrama
    • 4. Romantic Comedy and the Unruly Virgin in Classical Hollywood Cinema
    • 5. Professor-Heroes and Brides on Top
    • 6. Dumb Blondes
    • 7. Masculinity and Melodrama in Postclassical Romantic Comedy
  • Afterword: Shape-Shifting
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index

About the Author

Kathleen Rowe (now Kathleen Rowe Karlyn) is Professor of English and Director of the Cinema Studies Program at the University of Oregon.

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