Parody is everywhere in contemporary popular culture. It runs through literature, theatre and television, architecture and films and even everyday speech. Dentith, by drawing on examples from Aristophanes to The Simpsons, displays the many roles ...
many roles that parody plays, from its place in the history of literature to its pivotal part in postmodernist debates. Parody, as a subversive or conservative mode of writing, has been in the culture wars from ancient times to the present, and is a crucial aspect of both literary and cultural discourse. Dentith both defines and explores parody with an ease that is rarely achieved elsewhere, making this book accessible to readers of all levels.