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Is satire saving our nation?

Sophia A. McClennen

Is satire saving our nation?

mockery and American politics

by Sophia A. McClennen

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Political culture,
  • Humor,
  • Mass media,
  • American Political satire,
  • History and criticism,
  • American wit and humor

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementSophia A. McClennen and Remy M. Maisel
    ContributionsMaisel, Remy M., 1993- author
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP95.82.U6 M383 2014
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 240 pages
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27178536M
    ISBN 101137427973, 1137427965
    ISBN 109781137427977, 9781137427960
    LC Control Number2014019336
    OCLC/WorldCa880521075


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There was an exciting announcement that went out via email this past week. A member of the Presidential Leadership Academy, Remy Maisel, and Penn State professor Dr.

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McClennen and Remy Maisel, a recent Penn State undergraduate in media studies, trace the use of satire as an American form of political engagement from the country's colonial era to the present high-tech, multimedia satire in "Is Satire Saving Our Nation?" (Palgrave ).

Future keynote speaker at this year’sSophia calls herself a satire geek. But what she really does is point out the advantages irony brings to the table in the current political context. McClennen wrote about that in “Colbert’s America” and “Is Satire Saving Our Nation”.

“The more the absurdity–the more satire emerges.”. Why we need satire when times are tough. multimedia satire in Is Satire Saving Our Nation. “Remy didn’t just help me write the book, this was a real collaboration,” McClennen says.

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Satire has a long history in the U.S., as revealed in Sophia McClennen’s and Remy Maisel’s book, “Is Satire Saving Our Nation?” Cartoons lampooning the English king were popular before the country’s independence. Mark Twain and Benjamin Franklin wrote satire as critics of the culture and politics of their time.

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Satire has been a driving force in American political discourse since the nation’s founding, but in recent years, the form has burgeoned into one of the preeminent forms of news — a point that Penn State Professor Sophia McClennen and student Remy Maisel drive home in their book “Is Satire Saving Our Nation: Mockery and American Politics.”.

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very few papers have, to our knowledge, adopted a satiric angle (e.g., see [6]). One could argue that satire is antithetic to science. Science is about objectively understanding and explaining the com-plexity of the world, while satire is instead about presenting the.

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Research Unplugged events are free and open to the. While satire has always been part of the nation's political landscape, technology is changing who creates satire and how it is accessed, according to the researchers. When: During our Thursday class hours (in our Thursday classroom).

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Her research and ideas about satire, along with the influence of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, served as the foundation for my. Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement.

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