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Contemporary Political Satire: Narrative Strategies in the Post-Modern Context

  title={Contemporary Political Satire: Narrative Strategies in the Post-Modern Context},
  author={M. D. Fletcher},
While satire involves at least implied norms against which a target can be exposed to ridicule, post-modernism connotes an absence of any such normative basis. The focus of this study is the manner in which contemporary authors have attempted to avoid or accommodate the contradictions involved in attempting satire in the post-modern context. 

Polyphonic conversations between novel and film : Heart of darkness and Apocalypse now ; Na die geliefde land and Promised land

Thesis (M.A. (Applied Language and Literary Studies))--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2006

A Critical Introduction

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Pessoptimism: Satire and the Menippean Grotesque in Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children

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Egyptian Political Satire: Parsing the Rhetoric of Parody in Ῑhāb Ṭāhir's Mursī qalb al-asad

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To live and die on Tranquility Lane : the participatory narrative and satire of Fallout 3

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The politics of blogging in China

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Forceful or Funny? Audience Interpretations of Narrative Persuasion in Satirical Entertainment Media

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Past studies on print and TV satire have revealed that satire can be seen as a site of resistance to power. In light of this, interesting questions can be raised regarding Internet satire: what does