women and laughter in medieval comic literature provides a fascinating and timely study of medieval attitudes toward womens laughter in religious and didactic literature as well as philosophical and medical treatises while foregrounding the unruly laughing heroines in comic texts. Women and laughter in medieval comic literature lisa perfetti p cm includes bibliographical references and index isbn 0 472 11321 6 cloth alk paper 1 women in literature 2 literature medieval history and criticism 3 comedy i title pn682w6p47 2003 809 93352042 0902 dc21 2003047328. Up to 90 off textbooks at amazon canada plus free two day shipping for six months when you sign up for amazon prime for students. Women and laughter in medieval comic literature book read reviews from worlds largest community for readers exploring literary representations of wome. This study is the first to investigate womens laughter as a particular kind of talking back to medieval discourse on women the subject of recent feminist medievalist studies female characters openly embrace womens laughter associated with the body and castigated for its unruliness in conduct literature acknowledging that comic works
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