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Enlightenment Subverted

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Abstract

This article argues that the common satirical technique of parody does notonly mock the formal qualities of genres and media, but also functions as atool for social criticism. This view is illustrated by means of a Dutch satiricalcase from the late eighteenth century, the almanac-like periodical De Lantaarn(1792–1801) by Pieter van Woensel. It is shown that De Lantaarn’s parody of thealmanac, a genre that had strong educational and ‘Enlightening’ connotationsat the time, can be interpreted as a critique on contemporary (ab)uses of theEnlightenment discourse. This ‘social criticism through parody’ is what makessatires like De Lantaarn subversive.

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