Parody by Professor Simon DentithParody by Professor Simon Dentith

Parody

byProfessor Simon DentithEditorProfessor Simon Dentith

Paperback | December 9, 2000

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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 toThe 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.Parodywill serve as an essential resource, to be read and re-read by students of all levels.
Simon Dentithis Reader in English at Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, UK. His publications includeBakhtinian Thought: An Introductory Reader(Routledge 1995). _
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Title:ParodyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.6 inPublished:December 9, 2000Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415182212

ISBN - 13:9780415182218

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It is evident in such diverse fields as literature, architecture and television. In fact, Parody exists in almost every aspect of our 21st century world. Simon Dentith provides readers with an introduction to this subject, examining everything from Aristophanes to The Simpsons along the way. Dentith examines the place of parody in the history of literature and postmodernist debates on the subject. Dentith explains the most complex arguments in an easy-to-understand manner. This book is a must-read for undergraduates in literary studies.

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