The Power of Satire

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  • Editors: Marijke Meijer Drees1, and Sonja de Leeuw2
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027268556

Satire is clearly one of today’s most controversial socio-cultural topics. In this edited volume, <i>The Power of Satire</i>, it is studied for the first time as a dynamic, discursive mode of performance with the power of crossing and contesting cultural boundaries. The collected essays reflect the fundamental shift from literary satire or straightforward literary rhetoric with a relatively limited societal impact, to satire’s multi-mediality in the transnational public space where it can cause intercultural clashes and negotiations on a large scale. An appropriate set of heuristic themes – space, target, rhetoric, media, time – serves as the analytical framework for the investigations and determines the organization of the book as a whole. The contributions, written by an international group of experts with diverse disciplinary backgrounds, manifest academic standards with a balance between theoretical analyses and evaluations on the one hand, and in-depth case studies on the other.

Subjects: Pragmatics; Applied linguistics; Discourse studies; Communication Studies; Theoretical literature & literary studies

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Groningen; 2: University of Utrecht

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