Shopping Cart Link

University Press of New England

Sign up for our newsletter

Bookmark and Share
Cart link
Paperback add to cart

For Educators
View cart
Add exam ebook
Cover image Click for larger image

They Used to Call Me Snow White . . . But I Drifted
Women’s Strategic Use of Humor
Gina Barreca

2013 • 264 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Women's Studies / Humorous Essays

$24.95 Paperback, 978-1-61168-445-2
$9.99 Ebook, 978-1-61168-446-9

Check your ebook retailer or local library for ebook availability.

“An impassioned, wily, and often hilarious argument for women to unleash their sense of humor on the world.”—Chicago Tribune

With a comprehensive new introduction by the author, a reissue of the influential text on women’s humor

Published by Viking in 1991 and issued as a paperback through Penguin Books in 1992, Snow White became an instant classic for both academic and general audiences interested in how women use humor and what others (men) think about funny women. Barreca, who draws on the work of scholars, writers, and comedians to illuminate a sharp critique of the gender-specific aspects of humor, provides laughs and provokes arguments as she shows how humor helps women break rules and occupy center stage. Barreca’s new introduction provides a funny and fierce, up-to-the-minute account of the fate of women’s humor over the past twenty years, mapping what has changed in our culture—and questioning what hasn’t.

Click here for TABLE OF CONTENTS

Reviews / Endorsements

“Barreca is a sharp analyst of women’s humor . . . observant, witty, acerbic, and knowledgeable.”—Los Angeles Times

“Shuttles fluidly between Ivory Tower scholarship and real world experience.”—Christian Science Monitor

“Amuses while instructing.”—People

GINA BARRECA, professor of English and feminist theory at the University of Connecticut, is the author or editor of over twenty books, including Make Mine a Double: Why Women Like Us Like to Drink (or Not).

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:18:29 -0500