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  • 5 May 2022
    Amanda Hiner, Elizabeth Tasker Davis

    Was satire a literary boys’ club in the 18th century?

    For centuries, scholars have characterized eighteenth-century literary satire as an aggressive and specifically masculine practice and genre. This perception is clearly apparent in twentieth-century literary theory, in which critical investigations of satire focused almost exclusively on a handful of male writers (Pope, Swift, Dryden, Rochester, etc.) and repeatedly affirmed that, in the words of David […]

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  • 11 Jan 2019
    Jonathan Greenberg

    Has the Left Killed Satire?

    Writing a big book makes you wary of generalizations.  My new book, The Cambridge Introduction to Satire, discusses satire from Lysistrata to The Daily Show, and if there’s one thing I discovered in writing it, it’s that no matter what you claim about satire, counter-examples are dismayingly easy to find. Consider the politics of satire.  […]

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