The effects of gender bending on humor : the mutations of Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler

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dc.contributor.advisor Mix, Deborah M. Wilkes, Elisabeth N. 2015-06-15T19:23:43Z 2015-06-15T19:23:43Z 2015-05
dc.identifier.other A-362
dc.description.abstract In 2010, the audience of the prime time hit The Big Bang Theory were introduced to Amy Farrah Fowler, who had the distinct characteristic of being a female version of the show favorite, Sheldon Cooper. Amy's introduction initiated an interesting experiment into the effects of gender on a character type, most specifically the difference in humor. This essay explores the debate surrounding women humor in sitcoms by studying The Big Bang Theory writers ' use of Amy Farrah Folwer, from her conception in season four, into her further interaction and incorporation into the show. In particular, the study will focus on four specific episodes that each represents one aspect of the evolution of her humor: that of mirroring, crassness, self-deprecation, and compromise. Through the study of these particular branches of humor, the essay analyzes the implication of such humor on characterization and representation of women in the media. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English.
dc.title The effects of gender bending on humor : the mutations of Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?) en_US

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