Function of Humor in Chicana Performance: Exploration of Chicana Voices in María Elena Gaitán’s The Adventures of Connie Chancla

The genre of Chicana humor has not been thoroughly examined and has excluded a critical perspective of literature and cultural studies. As a performance artist María Elena Gaitán has not only subverted the Eurocentric and patriarchal discourse of theater but her piece The Adventures of Connie Chancla reveals how Chicana humor studies is a comedy act of resistance written by a woman for women.

 

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