Subversive and Sublime

Date: 
Friday, March 19, 2010
Source: 
Jewish Week
Author: 
Ruth Andrew Ellenson

When looking at the history of Jewish female comedians, [Brandeis Prof. Joyce] Antler says, "Its about departing from the standard feminine narrative." The focus of these comedians, especially someone like Joan Rivers, isn't about how pretty and desirable she is - in fact it's the opposite.

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