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Parody By Professor Simon Dentith

by Professor Simon Dentith

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This lively introduction demonstrates the importance of parody for literary and cultural studies, clearly explaining complex arguements surrounding it.
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Parody by Professor Simon Dentith

Parody is part of all our lives. It occurs not only in literature, but also in everyday speech, in theatre and television, architecture and films. Drawing on examples from Aristophanes to The Simpsons, Simon Dentith explores:
* the place of parody in the history of literature
* parody as a subversive or conservative mode of writing
* parody's pivotal role in debates about postmodernism
* parody in the culture wars from ancient times to the present
This lively introduction situates parody at the heart of literary and cultural studies and offers a remarkably clear guide to this sometimes complex topic. Parody will serve as an essential resource, to be read and re-read by students of all levels.

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Parody Reviews

'Simon Dentith provides a comprehensive and thought-provoking analysis of the concept of parody ... a very readable book.' - Language and Literature

About Professor Simon Dentith

Simon Dentith is Reader in English at Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, UK. His publications include Bakhtinian Thought: An Introductory Reader (Routledge 1995). _

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Approaches to parody 2. Parody in the ancient and medieval worlds 3. Parody in the novel 4. Parody and poetry 5. The beauties of burlesque 6. Is nothing sacred? - postmodern parody Conclusion Glossary Bibliography

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Parody by Professor Simon Dentith
Professor Simon Dentith
The New Critical Idiom
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