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Humor, Terror, and Dissent: The Onion after 9/111

Jamie Warner

in A Decade of Dark Humor: How Comedy, Irony, and Satire Shaped Post-9/11 America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030062
eISBN:
9781617030079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030062.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the response of the satirical newspaper The Onion: America’s Finest News Source to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and their immediate aftermath. It argues that irony can serve to ... More


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