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American Gothic television in the 1960s
Helen Wheatley

woman’ comedy, defined by Kathleen Rowe in her analysis of ‘the power of female grotesques and female laughter to challenge the social and symbolic systems that would keep women in their place’ (1995: 3). Outlining the significance of this genre, Rowe argues that ‘it is the genres of laughter that... are built on transgression and inversion, disguise and masquerade, sexual reversals, the deflation of

in Gothic television