This book is designed with several audiences in mind—the student relatively new to literary satire, the more experienced generalist, and the specialist. The student who needs an introduction to satire as a genre will find here a series ...

Author: Dustin Griffin

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813156246

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Here is the ideal introduction to satire for the student and, for the experienced scholar, an occasion to reconsider the uses, problems, and pleasures of satire in light of contemporary theory. Satire is a staple of the literary classroom. Dustin Griffin moves away from the prevailing moral-didactic approach established thirty some years ago to a more open view and reintegrates the Menippean tradition with the tradition of formal verse satire. Exploring texts from Aristophanes to the moderns, with special emphasis on the eighteenth century, Griffin uses a dozen figures—Horace, Juvenal, Persius, Lucian, More, Rabelais, Donne, Dryden, Pope, Swift, Blake, and Byron—as primary examples. Because satire often operates as a mode or procedure rather than as a genre, Griffin offers not a comprehensive theory but a set of critical perspectives. Some of his topics are traditional in satire criticism: the role of satire as moralist, the nature of satiric rhetoric, the impact of satire on the political order. Others are new: the problems of satire and closure, the pleasure it affords readers and writers, and the socioeconomic status of the satirist. Griffin concludes that satire is problematic, open-ended, essayistic, and ambiguous in its relationship to history, uncertain in its political effect, resistant to formal closure, more inclined to ask questions than provide answers, and ambivalent about the pleasures it offers.

The Cambridge Introduction to Satire

Introduction: Satire. and. the. Novel. One way of understanding the relationship between satire and the novel has been to see them as two distinct genres, each enjoying a moment of historical dominance. In this understanding, satire ...

Author: Jonathan Greenberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107030188

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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Provides a comprehensive overview for both beginning and advanced students of satiric forms from ancient poetry to contemporary digital media.

The Cambridge Introduction to Satire

In satire, evil, folly, and weakness are held up to ridicule - to the delight of some and the outrage of others.

Author: Jonathan Greenberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108581471

Category: Literary Criticism


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In satire, evil, folly, and weakness are held up to ridicule - to the delight of some and the outrage of others. Satire may claim the higher purpose of social critique or moral reform, or it may simply revel in its own transgressive laughter. It exposes frauds, debunks ideals, binds communities, starts arguments, and evokes unconscious fantasies. It has been a central literary genre since ancient times, and has become especially popular and provocative in recent decades. This new introduction to satire takes a historically expansive and theoretically eclectic approach, addressing a range of satirical forms from ancient, Renaissance, and Enlightenment texts through contemporary literary fiction, film, television, and digital media. The beginner in need of a clear, readable overview and the scholar seeking to broaden and deepen existing knowledge will both find this a lively, engaging, and reliable guide to satire, its history, and its continuing relevance in the world.

Satire and Dissent

1. introduction 1. Dentith, Parody, 185. 2. Newman, “Irony Is Dead,” 1. 3. Warner, “The Mass Public and the Mass Subject,” 396. 4. Young, Justice and thePolitics of Difference, 109. 5. Griffen, Satire, 137. 6. Bloom and Bloom, Satire's ...

Author: Amber Day

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253005140

Category: Humor

Page: 240

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In an age when Jon Stewart frequently tops lists of most-trusted newscasters, the films of Michael Moore become a dominant topic of political campaign analysis, and activists adopt ironic, fake personas to attract attention -- the satiric register has attained renewed and urgent prominence in political discourse. Amber Day focuses on the parodist news show, the satiric documentary, and ironic activism to examine the techniques of performance across media, highlighting their shared objective of bypassing standard media outlets and the highly choreographed nature of current political debate.

Essays on Roman Satire

In Satire 7 the speaker avoids speaking about himself, and yet a certain impression of his person penetrates the introduction. He has long watched the neglect of the arts, presumably suffered with other poets the insults of the nobility ...

Author: William S. Anderson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140085315X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 514

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Irvine Anderson carefully reconstructs the years between 1933 and 1950 and provides a case study of the evolution of U.S. foreign oil policy and of the complex relationships between the U.S. government and the business world. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


At the close of his 1970 introduction to Satire, Matthew Hodgart acknowledges his “general indebtedness” to a number of other contemporary scholars who had earlier published important research on literary satire: Northrop Frye (Anatomy ...

Author: Matthew Hodgart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351492128

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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Satire, according to Jonathan Swift, is a mirror where beholders generally discover everybody's face but their own. and over twenty-four centuries the mirror of satirical literature has taken on many shapes. Yet certain techniques recur continually, certain themes are timeless, and some targets are perennial. Politics (the mismanagement of men by other men) has always been a target of satire, as has the war between sexes.The universality of satire as a mode and creative impulse is demonstrated by the cross-cultural development of lampoon and travesty. Its deep roots and variety are shown by the persistence of allegory, fable, aphorism, and other literary subgenres. Hodgart analyzes satire at some of its most exuberant moments in Western literature, from Aristophanes to Brecht. His analysis is supplemented by a selection and discussion of prints and cartoons.Satire continues to help us make sense of the conventions that seem to have been almost genetically transmitted from their satiric ancestors to our digital contemporaries. This is especially evident in Hodgart's repeated references to satire's predilection for the ephemeral, for camouflaging itself among the everyday, for speaking to the moment, and thus for integrating itself as deeply as possible into society. Brian Connery's new introduction places Hodgart's analysis in its proper place in the development of twentieth-century criticism.

Satire as the Comic Public Sphere

Jonathan Greenberg, The Cambridge Introduction to Satire (Cambridge: Cambridge University 17. Sophia A. McClennen and Remy M. Maisel, in Is Satire Saving Our Nation? Mockery and American Politics (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), ...

Author: James E. Caron

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271090359

Category: Humor

Page: 284

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Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, and Jimmy Kimmel—these comedians are household names whose satirical takes on politics, the news, and current events receive some of the highest ratings on television. In this book, James E. Caron examines these and other satirists through the lenses of humor studies, cultural theory, and rhetorical and social philosophy, arriving at a new definition of the comic art form. Tracing the history of modern satire from its roots in the Enlightenment values of rational debate, evidence, facts, accountability, and transparency, Caron identifies a new genre: “truthiness satire.” He shows how satirists such as Colbert, Bee, Oliver, and Kimmel—along with writers like Charles Pierce and Jack Shafer—rely on shared values and on the postmodern aesthetics of irony and affect to foster engagement within the comic public sphere that satire creates. Using case studies of bits, parodies, and routines, Caron reveals a remarkable process: when evidence-based news reporting collides with a discursive space asserting alternative facts, the satiric laughter that erupts can move the audience toward reflection and possibly even action as the body politic in the public sphere. With rigor, humor, and insight, Caron shows that truthiness satire pushes back against fake news and biased reporting and that the satirist today is at heart a citizen, albeit a seemingly silly one. This book will appeal to anyone interested in and concerned about public discourse in the current era, especially researchers in media studies, communication studies, political science, and literary and cultural studies.

Two Satires

INTRODUCTION TO SATIRE I I agree with Heinrich , who holds that this satire was intended as an introduction to Juvenal's collected satires . Although it should be remembered that the very nature of the Roman Satura was that it should be ...

Author: Juvenal



Category: Rome

Page: 128

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African American Culture and Society After Rodney King

8 Feinberg, Introduction to Satire: 101. 9 John Lowe, “Theories of Ethnic Humor: How to Enter, Laughing,” American Quarterly vol. 38, no. 3 (1986): 449. 10 Arthur A. Berger, “What's So Funny About That?,” Society vol. 47, no.

Author: Josephine Metcalf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317184386

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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1992 was a pivotal moment in African American history, with the Rodney King riots providing palpable evidence of racialized police brutality, media stereotyping of African Americans, and institutional discrimination. Following the twentieth anniversary of the Los Angeles uprising, this time period allows reflection on the shifting state of race in America, considering these stark realities as well as the election of the country's first black president, a growing African American middle class, and the black authors and artists significantly contributing to America's cultural output. Divided into six sections, (The African American Criminal in Culture and Media; Slave Voices and Bodies in Poetry and Plays; Representing African American Gender and Sexuality in Pop-Culture and Society; Black Cultural Production in Music and Dance; Obama and the Politics of Race; and Ongoing Realities and the Meaning of 'Blackness') this book is an engaging collection of chapters, varied in critical content and theoretical standpoints, linked by their intellectual stimulation and fascination with African American life, and questioning how and to what extent American culture and society is 'past' race. The chapters are united by an intertwined sense of progression and regression which addresses the diverse dynamics of continuity and change that have defined shifts in the African American experience over the past twenty years.