The European Journal of Humour Research

Vol 9, No 3 (2021)

Book review: Willett, Cynthia & Willett, Julie. (2019). Uproarious. How Feminists and Other Subversive Comics Speak Truth. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Jeanne Mathieu-Lessard



Book review




Barreca, R. (1992). They Used to Call Me Snow White… But I Drifted: Women’s Strategic Use of Humor. New York: Penguin Books.

Belfiore, E. (1992). Tragic Pleasures: Aristotle on Plot and Emotion. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Freud, S. (1963 [1905]). Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious. Trans. J. Strachey. New York: Norton.

Kinsman, G. (2009). ‘AIDS activism and the politics of emotion: An interview with Deborah Gould’. Upping the Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action 8: 65-80.

Lorde, A. (2007). Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde. New York: Crossing Press.

McCumber, J. (1988). ‘Aristotelian catharsis and the purgation of women’. Diacritics, 18 (4): 53-67.

Gillespie, F. (2005). ‘Walk of no shame with Amber Rose’. Funny or Die.

Russell Hochschild, A. (1979). ‘Emotion work, feeling rules, and social structure’. American Journal of Sociology, 85: 551-75.

Schumer, A. et al. (2015). ‘Football Town Nights’. In ‘Last Fuckable Day’. Inside Amy Schumer Season 3. Episode 1 (April 21). Comedy Central.

Wilson, E. (2015). Gut Feminism. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.