Satire TV

Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era

Author: Jonathan Gray,Jeffrey P. Jones,Ethan Thompson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814732168

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 3088

Satirical TV has become mandatory viewing for citizens wishing to make sense of the bizarre contemporary state of political life. Shifts in industry economics and audience tastes have re-made television comedy, once considered a wasteland of escapist humor, into what is arguably the most popular source of political critique. From fake news and pundit shows to animated sitcoms and mash-up videos, satire has become an important avenue for processing politics in informative and entertaining ways, and satire TV is now its own thriving, viable television genre. Satire TV examines what happens when comedy becomes political, and politics become funny. A series of original essays focus on a range of programs, from The Daily Show to South Park, Da Ali G Show to The Colbert Report, The Boondocks to Saturday Night Live, Lil’ Bush to Chappelle’s Show, along with Internet D.I.Y. satire and essays on British and Canadian satire. They all offer insights into what today’s class of satire tells us about the current state of politics, of television, of citizenship, all the while suggesting what satire adds to the political realm that news and documentaries cannot.

The Power of Satire

Author: Marijke Meijer Drees,Sonja de Leeuw

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 902726855X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

View: 9354

Satire is clearly one of today’s most controversial socio-cultural topics. In this edited volume, The Power of Satire, it is studied for the first time as a dynamic, discursive mode of performance with the power of crossing and contesting cultural boundaries. The collected essays reflect the fundamental shift from literary satire or straightforward literary rhetoric with a relatively limited societal impact, to satire’s multi-mediality in the transnational public space where it can cause intercultural clashes and negotiations on a large scale. An appropriate set of heuristic themes – space, target, rhetoric, media, time – serves as the analytical framework for the investigations and determines the organization of the book as a whole. The contributions, written by an international group of experts with diverse disciplinary backgrounds, manifest academic standards with a balance between theoretical analyses and evaluations on the one hand, and in-depth case studies on the other.

News Parody and Political Satire Across the Globe

Author: Geoffrey Baym,Jeffrey P. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135751641

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 4299

In recent years, the US fake news program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has become a surprisingly important source of information, conversation, and commentary about public affairs. Perhaps more surprisingly, so-called 'fake news' is now a truly global phenomenon, with various forms of news parody and political satire programming appearing throughout the world. This collection of innovative chapters takes a close and critical look at global news parody from a wide range of countries including the USA and the UK, Italy and France, Hungary and Romania, Israel and Palestine, Iran and India, Australia, Germany, and Denmark. Traversing a range of national cultures, political systems, and programming forms, News Parody and Political Satire Across the Globe offers insight into the central and perhaps controversial role that news parody has come to play in the world, and explores the multiple forces that enable and constrain its performance. It will help readers to better understand the intersections of journalism, politics, and comedy as they take shape across the globe in a variety of political and media systems. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Popular Communication.

Humor and Satire on Contemporary Television

Animation and the American Joke

Author: Silas Kaine Ezell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317119401

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 9128

This book examines contemporary American animated humor, focusing on popular animated television shows in order to explore the ways in which they engage with American culture and history, employing a peculiarly American way of using humor to discuss important cultural issues. With attention to the work of American humorists, such as the Southwest humorists, Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker, and Kurt Vonnegut, and the question of the extent to which modern animated satire shares the qualities of earlier humor, particularly the use of setting, the carnivalesque, collective memory, racial humor, and irony, Humor and Satire on Contemporary Television concentrates on a particular strand of American humor: the use of satire to expose the gap between the American ideal and the American experience. Taking up the notion of ’The Great American Joke’, the author examines the discursive humor of programmes such as The Simpsons, South Park , Family Guy , King of the Hill, Daria, American Dad!, The Boondocks, The PJs and Futurama . A study of how animated television programmes offer a new discourse on a very traditional strain of American humor, this book will appeal to scholars and students of popular culture, television and media studies, American literature and visual studies, and contemporary humor and satire.

American Film Satire in the 1990s

Hollywood Subversion

Author: J. Nilsson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113730099X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 178

View: 4333

This study examines how a particular selection of films turned American cultural material of the 1990s into satirical experiences for viewers and finds that there are elements of resistance to norms and conventions in politics, to mainstream news channels and Hollywood, and to official American history already embedded in the culture.

Entertaining Politics

Satiric Television and Political Engagement

Author: Jeffrey P. Jones

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742565289

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

View: 8701

Contrary to arguments that television is detrimental to democracy, 'Entertaining Politics' explores the role of new political television in changing civic culture.

Colbert's America

Satire and Democracy

Author: Sophia A. McClennen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137014725

Category: Education

Page: 217

View: 7176

Is the comedy of Stephen Colbert simply fun or is it powerful political satire? Does it entertain viewers or does it empower them? Or does it teach us that in today's media-saturated world those binaries make no sense? Colbert's America claims that Colbert's satire fosters critical thinking about social issues, encourages active citizenship, and entertains the viewer - all at the same time. The first book to cover the various themes and features of Colbert's America offers readers insight into the powerful ways that Colbert's comedy challenges the cult of ignorance that has threatened meaningful public debate and social dialogue since 9/11.

Dansk TV-Satire

Author: Hanne Bruun

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 8771146504

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 8953

En gennemgang og diskussion af tv-satirens udvikling siden 1968 med en beskrivelse af hvad der er specielt ved dansk tv-satire, samt karakteristika af de forskellige former for tv-satire.

Muslim Political Participation in Europe

Author: Jorgen S Nielsen

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748677534

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 8533

Analyses European Muslim communities' developing involvement in their political environment and related Muslim and public debates.


A Contemporary History of News in Transition

Author: Adrienne Russell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745637736

Category: Social Science

Page: 163

View: 2227

Journalism, what happened? In the last decade, the industry and the profession have been rocked to the core. Newspapers as consumer product are as ripe for comic mocking and satire as are the techniques of the journalism profession. The contemporary death and life of journalism is the story of an historic cultural transition. We have lived through the end of the mass-media era and the beginning of the networked-media era. We took in news one way for a century and we simply don't do it like that anymore. Networked: A Contemporary History of News in Transition examines this moment in journalism, the conditions that brought it about and the characteristics that have shaped it and will shape its future. In crafting this sophisticated yet accessible study, new-media scholar Adrienne Russell draws on personal interviews with journalists and analysts at the center of the shift, examines innovative and revealing digital news projects, and underlines larger cultural changes that reflect the new news reality. Networked also examines emergent journalism practices that suggest the forces at work and the stakes involved in developments we have all experienced but, caught up in the rush of change, have had limited perspective to interpret.

The Syria-Iran Axis

Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations in the Middle East

Author: Nadia von Maltzahn

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780765371

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 4518

Since the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the close alliance between Syria and Iran has endured for over three decades, based on geopolitical interests between the two states and often framed in the language of resistance. In view of their strong relationship at a state-level, what have Syria and Iran each been doing to foster popular exchange and employ cultural tools to build an image in the other country? The Syria-Iran Axis examines the motivations, content and reach of cultural diplomacy between Syria and Iran to determine to what degree the two partners have been successful in bridging their world views and political outlooks. By analyzing the extent to which a state-directed cultural exchange can foster bilateral relations in the Middle East, Nadia von Maltzahn offers a unique analysis of the formation of foreign policy and diplomacy in the region.

Topics, Questions, Keywords

A Handbook for Students of German

Author: Petra Hachenburger,Paul Jackson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415194044

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 257

View: 330

This text aims to help improve your fluency in speaking and writing German. Its 30 sections provide questions on a range of contemporary topics to stimulate thought and debate. They also provide extensive lists of relevant words and phrases enabling you to express yourself with confidence. Topics include: computers, the environment, young people, war and peace, and the Third World. Complete with introductory notes on approaches to group work and writing strategies, the book provides a flexible resource for intermediate students and their teachers.

Popular Italian Cinema

Author: L. Bayman,S. Rigoletto

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137305657

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 249

View: 4632

Exciting new critical perspectives on popular Italian cinema including melodrama, poliziesco, the mondo film, the sex comedy, missionary cinema and the musical. The book interrogates the very meaning of popular cinema in Italy to give a sense of its complexity and specificity in Italian cinema, from early to contemporary cinema.

Satire und Comedy in Zeitschriften und Fernsehen - Ein Vergleich anhand ausgewählter Beispiele

Author: Peter Loeks

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638705838


Page: 100

View: 4667

Examensarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Deutsch - Sonstiges, Note: 1,0, Universitat Osnabruck, 23 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: Die Beispiele sind "TV Total" (Pro7), "extra 3" (NDR) und das Magazin "Titanic.", Abstract: Wodurch zeichnet sich die deutsche Satire- und Comedylandschaft heute aus? Wie unterscheiden sich die Kunstformen, wo uberlappen sie sich, welchem Zweck dienen sie? Diese Examensarbeit im Fach Deutsche Literaturwissenschaft (geschrieben 2004) beschaftigt sich mit dem Vergleich verschiedener Comedy- und Satireformate der deutschen Medienlandschaft. Die gewahlten Beispiele sind die wochentliche Satiresendung "Extra 3" vom NDR, die Comedy-Show "TV Total" von Pro 7 und das Urgestein der deutschen Satirezeitschriften, die "Titanic." An Einzelbeispielen der verschiedenen Formate aus demselben Veroffentlichungszeitraum wird das Verhaltnis der beiden Extreme "Satire" und "Comedy" zueinander betrachtet. Hierbei werden die Geschichte der verschiedenen Formate, die Themenwahl und der formale Aufbau verglichen und schliesslich am Beispiel naher untersucht. Typische Elemente werden hervorgehoben und Eigenheiten genauer betrachtet

A Conservative Walks Into a Bar

The Politics of Political Humor

Author: A. Dagnes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137270349

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

View: 9966

This book examines why there are so few conservative political satirists today and explores the consequences of this imbalance.

Intertextuality and the Media

From Genre to Everyday Life

Author: Ulrike Hanna Meinhof,Jonathan M. Smith

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719047138

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 159

View: 8349

The essays in this collection focus on one of the most influential yet confusing concepts in modern critical thinking, that of intertextuality. They present a wide-ranging, but cohesive theoretical framework within which media communication can be described and analyzed.

EBU Review

Programmes, administration, law

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Radio broadcasting

Page: N.A

View: 7825


Humor, Satire, and Identity

Eastern German Literature in the 1990s

Author: Jill E. Twark

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110195996

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 471

View: 3566

Explores the Eastern German literary trend of the 1990s employing humor and satire to come to terms with socialism's failure and a difficult unification process. This title surveys ten novels including, works by Brussig, Schulze, and Hensel. These contemporary texts help define Germany today from a specific, East German perspective.

Humor, Satire, and Identity

Eastern German Literature in the 1990s

Author: Jill Twark

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110958147

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

View: 2222

This is the first book in English to survey the Eastern German literary trend of employing humor and satire to come to terms with experiences in the German Democratic Republic and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. As sophisticated attempts to make sense of socialism’s failure and a difficult unification process, these contemporary texts help define Germany today from a specific, Eastern German perspective. Grounded in politics and history, ten humorous and satirical novels are analyzed for their literary aesthetics and language, cultural critiques, and socio-political insights. The texts include popular novels such as Thomas Brussig’s Helden wie wir, Ingo Schulze’s Simple Storys, and Jens Sparschuh’s Der Zimmerspringbrunnen, as well as lesser-known but equally relevant works like Schlehweins Giraffe by Bernd Schirmer and Katerfrühstück by Erich Loest. A broad spectrum of humor and satire theories is applied to probe texts from various angles and suggest multi-layered answers to the question of how these literary modes function in postwall Germany to construct a specifically Eastern German identity. Interviews the author conducted with five of the satirists are appended as primary sources and contribute to the interpretation of the texts.