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A Definition of Satire (And Why a Definition Matters)

Declercq, Dieter (2018) A Definition of Satire (And Why a Definition Matters). The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 76 (3). pp. 319-330. ISSN 0021-8529. (doi:10.1111/jaac.12563) (KAR id:68967)

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Abstract

There is a consensus that satire cannot be defined, but is best characterised by a cluster account.

distinction between real satire and some forms of frivolous topical comedy which are casually labelled

satire is a genre which necessarily sets out to critique and entertain (with the qualification that these

that this proposal also provides necessary and sufficient conditions for a definition of satire.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/jaac.12563
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: D. Declercq
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2018 13:50 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2020 03:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68967 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Declercq, Dieter: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0422-694X
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