By Ted Gournelos
A Decade of darkish Humor analyzes ways that renowned and visible tradition used humor-in various forms-to confront the assaults of September eleven, 2001 and, extra in particular, the aftermath. This interdisciplinary quantity brings jointly students from 4 international locations to debate the impression of humor and irony on either media discourse and tangible political truth. moreover, it demonstrates that laughter is at the same time an road by which social concerns are deferred or obfuscated, a fashion within which neoliberal or neoconservative rhetoric is challenged, and a way of forming substitute political ideologies.The volume's participants disguise a large diversity of media productions, together with information parodies (The day-by-day express with Jon Stewart, The Colbert file, The Onion), television roundtable exhibits (Politically improper with invoice Maher), comedian strips and cartoons (Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks, Jeff Danzinger's editorial cartoons), tv drama (Rescue Me), lively satire (South Park), photo novels (Art Spiegelman's within the Shadow of No Towers), documentary (Fahrenheit 9/11), and different productions.Along with analyzing the rhetorical equipment and aesthetic ideas of those productions, the essays position every one in particular political and journalistic contexts, displaying how organizations, information retailers, and political associations replied to-and occasionally co-opted-these varieties of humor.
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