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Lady Haha: Performativity, Super-sanity, and the Mutability of Identity

Eric Garneau

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Eric Garneau continues, in a way, the discussion Cook begins regarding the mutability of the Joker’s identity by comparing him to a similarly unstable media character, Lady Gaga. Tracing the Clown ... More


One of Us?: Disability Drag and the Gaga Enfreakment of Fandom

Krystal Cleary

in Disability Media Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479867820
eISBN:
9781479802340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867820.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Pop musician Lady Gaga has become both symbol of and spokesperson for freaks and outcasts, championing and often embodying cultural difference along lines of sexuality, gender, and dis/ability. Yet ... More


Afterword: Music Video Goes Gaga

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

in Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter reviews the craze on Lady Gaga which accompanied the release and reception of ‘Telephone’. It is indicated that such phenomena might jump-start critical interest in music video as an ... More


Reconfiguring Music Video: Beyoncé’s “Video Phone”

Carol Vernallis

in Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766994
eISBN:
9780199369010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766994.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Hype Williams’s video for Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s “Video Phone” draws on both YouTube and cinema. Beyoncé’s earlier videos share little with “Video Phone”’s clashing models of good and bad sexuality. ... More


On Lady Gaga: Aladdin Sane Called. He Wants His Lightning Bolt Back.

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter comments on Lady Gaga and her music. Is Lady Gaga the last, best hope for pop music smart enough to beat the Society of the Spectacle at its own game by selling out with a shamelessness ... More


The Most Famous Performer in America

Andrew L. Erdman

in Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449703
eISBN:
9780801465727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449703.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter describes the extent of Eva Tanguay's popularity from 1908 to 1918. At that time, she was considered the jewel in the crown of a mass-market brand of entertainment. From the ... More


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