Gina Barreca

University of Connecticut

Gina Barreca is Professor of English Literature and Feminist Theory at the University of Connecticut.  Dr. Barreca has served as an advisor to the Library of Congress for work on humor and the American character, and is the author of eight books, including It's Not That I'm Bitter: How I Learned To Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World.

Gina Barreca appears in the following:

American Icons: I Love Lucy

Friday, March 28, 2014

It set the model for the hit family sitcom. Lucy's weekly antics and humiliation entered the DNA of TV comedy: from Desperate Housewives to 30 Rock — writers can’t live without Lucy.

Bonus Track: Mindy Kaling Hearts Ricky

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American Icons: I Love Lucy

Friday, November 09, 2012

It set the model for the hit family sitcom. Lucy's weekly antics and humiliation entered the DNA of TV comedy: from Desperate Housewives to 30 Rock – writers can’t live without Lucy.

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American Icons: I Love Lucy

Friday, August 05, 2011

It set the model for the hit family sitcom. Lucy's weekly antics and humiliation entered the DNA of TV comedy: from Desperate Housewives to 30 Rock – writers can’t live without Lucy.

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