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Anticlericalism

David Albert Jones

in The Clerical Profession in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1680-1840

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213009
eISBN:
9780191707179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213009.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the evidence for anticlericalism during the period, paying particular attention to the suggestions of considerable levels of anticlericalism in the late 17th and early 18th ... More


Where the Blame Lies: The Question of Thersites

Ralph M. Rosen

in Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309966
eISBN:
9780199789443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309966.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is concerned with how satiric genres of poetry distinguished “blamers” from targets, and how poets enlisted the sympathies of their audiences. The main focus is on the Thersites of ... More


Science

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

‘Have not many sciences such as Astronomy or Geology a side of feeling which is poetry?’ So asked Benjamin Jowett in 1858, and in 1889 Alfred Tennyson reported that those two ‘terrible Muses’ had ... More


Cabaret Ambience

Keith Garebian

in The Making of Cabaret

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732494
eISBN:
9780199894482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732494.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter begins with a survey of the history and development of European cabaret (specifically in France and Germany) in order to show that serious artists learned from cabaret even as they ... More


Macbeth as Political Comedy

David Francis Taylor

in The Politics of Parody: A Literary History of Caricature, 1760-1830

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300223750
eISBN:
9780300235593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223750.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at William Shakespeare's Macbeth as a source for graphic satire. Given both its resonant depiction of regicide, atrocity, and criminality, and its sensational conjoining of the ... More


Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Tara Nummedal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226608563
eISBN:
9780226608570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608570.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What distinguished the true alchemist from the fraud? This question animated the lives and labors of the common men—and occasionally women—who made a living as alchemists in the sixteenth- and ... More


Silence Dogood 1722–1723

Paul M. Zall

in Benjamin Franklin’s Humor

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123714
eISBN:
9780813134864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123714.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the early career of Benjamin Franklin as a satirist during the period from 1722 to 1723. Franklin started writing ballads at the age of 13 and he later aspired to adopt the role ... More


Why Jane Austen?

Rachel Brownstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153911
eISBN:
9780231527248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153911.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From the first publication of Pride and Prejudice to recent film versions of her life and work, Jane Austen has continued to provoke controversy and inspire fantasies of peculiar intimacy. Whether ... More


‘The Sport of Bishop-Hunting’: Marvell and the neo-Laudians

Martin Dzelzainis

in From Republic to Restoration: Legacies and Departures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780719089688
eISBN:
9781526135872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089688.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the narratives and counter-narratives about the Civil War that developed after the Restoration. The most contested figure in these narratives was Archbishop William Laud, ... More


Less Rightly Said: Scandals and Readers in Sixteenth-Century France

Antonia Szabari

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762922
eISBN:
9780804773546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762922.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Well-known scholars and poets living in sixteenth-century France, including Erasmus, Ronsard, Calvin, and Rabelais, promoted elite satire that “corrected vices” but “spared the person” —yet this ... More


Laughing Doves: U.S. Antiwar Satire from Niagara to Fallujah

Aaron Winter

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/9781617030062.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The darkly humorous mode of antiwar critique in Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and the satirical newspaper The Onion: America’s Finest News Source has been a prevalent trope of oppositional politics ... More


Into Completion: Classical Women Poets II

Josephine Balmer

in Piecing Together the Fragments: Translating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199585090
eISBN:
9780191747519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585090.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks further at the translation of work by Greek and Roman women poets, here examining more complete poems by poets such as Anyte, Nossis, Sulpicia, Sulpicia the Satirist, and Julia ... More


Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Stephen E. Kercher

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

We live in a time much like the postwar era. A time of arch political conservatism and vast social conformity. A time in which our nation's leaders question and challenge the patriotism of those who ... More


Mocking Dr. Strangelove, Or: How American Satirists Flayed the Cold War, the Bomb, and American Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia

in Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the brilliant dark comedy Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb, to make the case that liberal satirists at their frequent best not only ... More


Satire That Would “Gag a Goat”: Crossing the Line with Paul Krassner and Lenny Bruce

in Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the early 1960s, a few performers and artists were challenging the limits of satiric irreverence with material that was even too indicting, despairing, or profane for the tastes of many educated, ... More


“Well-Aimed Ridicule”: Satirizing American Race Relations

in Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how liberal satirists extended their critique into the area of American race relations. Joined by three African Americans—cartoonist Ollie Harrington and comedians Godfrey ... More


Moral Kinds

Glyn Pursglove

in The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English: Volume 2 1550-1660

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199246212
eISBN:
9780191803376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199246212.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter surveys translations of texts by Roman satirists whose aims were explicitly moral. It shows that translations were informed and conditioned by the age's presuppositions about three chief ... More


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