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Harold Bush <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 8 Feb 2011 09:35:17 -0600
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Hi Sharon:  that's a fascinating topic.  I looked for the study and I'm
assuming you mean this one:

The Irony of Satire:  Political Ideology and the Motivation to See What You
Want to See in The Colbert Reportby LaMarre et al.  Yes?

You also allude to other "Recent studies" -- can you mention a few of the
ones you find most intriguing?

thanks, --Hal B.

> Modern Language Association Annual Convention 2012
> Seattle, 5-9 January 2012
> Satire's Double-Edged Irony
> The American Humor Studies Association is seeking papers that explore the
> often
> ambiguous nature of satire's object, the lines that blur between satire and
> celebration, and the difficulty of predicting or controlling audience
> response.
> Recent studies, such as "The Irony of Satire," suggest that the perception
> of
> satire's object often rests in the reader's or viewer's own biases.  This
> panel
> is interested in exploring the implications of this ambiguity in the
> production,
> deployment, and teaching of satire.  How does this affect satire's
> admittedly
> subversive purpose?  Is this satire's power, its limitation, or both?
> 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2011.
> Sharon McCoy
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Harold K. Bush, Ph.D
Professor of English
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO  63108
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