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#68, Fall 2011

The Velvet Light Trap

Comedy and Humor

Recombinant Comedy, Transmedial Mobility, and Viral Video
David Gurney
“The Missing Link Moment”: Web Comedy in New Media Industries
Nick Marx
Laughing Together? TV Comedy Audiences and the Laugh Track
Inger-Lise Kalviknes Bore
“Have Women a Sense of Humor?” Comedy and Femininity in Early Twentieth-Century Film
Kristen Anderson Wagner
Parodying the Nation: Cross-Dressing and Vietnamese American Comedy
Lan Duong

Book Reviews

CSI by Derek Kompare
Reviewed by Myles McNutt
Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media by Isabel Molina-Guzmán
Reviewed by Eleanor Seitz
Jacques Rivette by Douglas Morrey and Alison Smith
Reviewed by Eric Dienstfrey
Virgin Territory: Representing Sexual Inexperience in Filmby Tamar Jeffers McDonald
Reviewed by Kyra Hunting