Rhetoric, Humor, and the Public Sphere: From Socrates to Stephen Colbert

Title

Rhetoric, Humor, and the Public Sphere: From Socrates to Stephen Colbert

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Rhetoric, Humor, and the Public Sphere: From Socrates to Stephen Colbert investigates classical and contemporary understandings of satire, parody, and irony, and how these genres function within a deliberative democracy. Elizabeth Benacka examines the rhetorical history, theorization, and practice of humor spanning from ancient Greece and Rome to the contemporary United States. In particular, this book focuses on the contemporary work of Stephen Colbert and his parody of a conservative media pundit, analyzing how his humor took place in front of an uninitiated audience and ridiculed (...read more)

ISBN

978-1498519861

Publication Date

Fall 11-2-2016

Publisher

Lexington Books

City

Lanham, Maryland

Keywords

Political satire, American Rhetoric, Political aspects, United States, Colbert, Stephen, 1964