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Jonathan Swift as a Satirist

Description: This thesis presents a the satire of Jonathan Swift's writings framed within the context of the historical events and conditions as they existed during his lifetime.
Date: August 1939
Creator: Holcomb, Sallie B. (Couch)
Partner: UNT Libraries

La Sátira en las Novelas de Ramón Pérez de Ayala

Description: This thesis has as its purpose to make a study of the satirical vein that is revealed in the novels of Ramón Pérez de Ayala. It will be the goal to discover in these works the human habits and weaknesses that receive the censure of the author and to determine the means by which the novelist expresses his disapproval.
Date: January 1967
Creator: Cortez, Emiliano Carlos
Partner: UNT Libraries

Recent Foolery in the Periodic Table

Description: Article which satirically claims that several elements on the periodic table were faked.
Date: Winter 2011
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

[News Script: Boneheads usher in the new year]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Dallas Bonehead club ringing in the year 1947 on New Year's Eve 1954.
Date: December 31, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Satirical Elements in the Works of Sir John Vanbrugh

Description: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate through an examination of the satirical elements in Sir John Vanbrugh's eight complete plays and his fragmentary last play that his central motivating force was a desire to entertain London society and divert them from "their wives and taxes."
Date: January 1967
Creator: Hanicak, Helen W.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Literary and Realistic Influences upon the Women of the Spectator

Description: This study will outline the two great literary genres of character-writing and satire, upon the tradition and practice of which Joseph Addison and Richard Steele based their characters of women in the Spectator. The three-fold purpose of this study is to determine how the Spectator was influenced by, and what it in turn contributed to, the two literary genres, the "Character" of women and satire on women; and to present the social status of the female audience as it existed and as the Spectator sought to improve it.
Date: August 1952
Creator: Perry, Carolyn Oliver
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The Laureates’ Lens: Exposing the Development of Literary History and Literary Criticism From Beneath the Dunce Cap

Description: In this project, I examine the impact of early literary criticism, early literary history, and the history of knowledge on the perception of the laureateship as it was formulated at specific moments in the eighteenth century. Instead of accepting the assessments of Pope and Johnson, I reconstruct the contemporary impact of laureate writings and the writing that fashioned the view of the laureates we have inherited. I use an array of primary documents (from letters and journal entries to poems and non-fiction prose) to analyze the way the laureateship as a literary identity was constructed in several key moments: the debate over hack literature in the pamphlet wars surrounding Elkanah Settle’s The Empress of Morocco (1673), the defense of Colley Cibber and his subsequent attempt to use his expertise of theater in An Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber (1740), the consolidation of hack literature and state-sponsored poetry with the crowning of Colley Cibber as the King of the Dunces in Pope’s The Dunciad in Four Books (1742), the fashioning of Thomas Gray and William Mason as laureate rejecters in Mason’s Memoirs of the Life and Writings of William Whitehead (1788), Southey’s progressive work to abolish laureate task writing in his laureate odes 1813-1821, and, finally, in Wordsworth’s refusal to produce any laureate task writing during his tenure, 1843-1850. In each case, I explain how the construction of this office was central to the consolidation of literary history and to forging authorial identity in the same period. This differs from the conventional treatment of the laureates because I expose the history of the versions of literary history that have to date structured how scholars understand the laureate, and by doing so, reveal how the laureateship was used to create, legitimate and disseminate the model of literary history we still ...
Date: December 2015
Creator: Moore, Lindsay Emory
Partner: UNT Libraries

Mark Twain as a Political Satirist

Description: This thesis discusses Mark Twain as a political satirist in Nevada and during the Gilded Age. There are also chapters covering Politics and Slavery, Democracy and Monarchy, as well as Imperialism and War.
Date: August 1953
Creator: Gardner, Gwendolyn Clayton
Partner: UNT Libraries