Category: Satire

Special Issue: Satire

31 March, 2014

Ian Reilly

“Our laughter may yet have a future”

Ian Reilly on the promise of researching, writing, and teaching contemporary humour and laughter.


Clare Bucknell

Satire: What’s the Point

Clare Bucknell explores the unsteady relationship of satire to itself in the English eighteenth century.


Jennifer Thorp

Satire and the Illustration

The Musée d'Orsay's exhibition of works by Gustave Doré reveals the artist's neglected, but prodigious cartoons.


Joe Hone

Satire Reconstituted

Joe Hone challenge's the status of the eighteenth century as the locus classicus of English literary satire.


Paula Byrne

Jane Austen and Satire

Jane Austen has been endlessly re-imagined, but can any of the prequels, sequels, or updates do justice to her comic élan?