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York research unit for the study of satire

Our articles and performances

Our articles

Spitting Image: a warning from the 'golden age' of satire. Published in The Conversation on 7 October 2019.

Titania McGrath: Twitter parody of ‘wokeness’ owes a lot to satirists of the 18th century. Published in The Conversation on 15 March 2019.

Brexit Britian is easy fodder for satirists: but they should learn from 18th-century masters how to do it properly Published in The Conversation on 8 October 2018.

Satire seems dead when the truth is unsayable: reflections on the many deaths of satire. Published in Words Matter on 31 May 2018.

Our performances

'Sing Your Heart Lips Out' an experimental performance text by Claire Hind and Gary Winters written for an audio walk, inspired by Chris Morris’ Blue Jam (1997).

A copy of the written script is published in Hind, C. & Winters, G,. (2020) 'Embodying The Dead: Writing, Playing, Performing'. London: Macmillan International

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