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York research unit for the study of satire

Drawing together researchers and satirists to historicise, problematise, theorise, teach and perform satire and satirical material.

Satire is an urgent topic with a long history. In a world of fake news or news that seems too incredible or too unpalatable to be true, journalists and satirists regularly make the claim that 'satire is dead' . Yet satire continues to emerge in professional, amateur, elitist and popular forms.

The York research unit for the study of satire creates opportunities for its members and the academic community at York St John University to lead a national conversation about the form, function and future of satire.

Read the Satire: Births, deaths, legacies blog

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Our members

Dr Jo Waugh
Senior Lecturer in English Literature

Dr Adam Smith
Senior Lecturer in Eighteenth Century Literature

Dr Claire Hind
Associate Professor

Dr Robert Edgar
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Seb Bloomfield
PhD Candidate, Creative Writing

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