skip to content
Irony's edge : the theory and politics of irony Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Irony's edge : the theory and politics of irony

Author: Linda Hutcheon
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
There is the growing sense that irony has emerged as a mode of expression that is strangely out of vogue. The popular press has veritably written it off as a means of critique. Politicians and pundits seldom use it. And when they do, it tends either to miss its intended mark or, for that matter, induce widespread cognitive failure. Yet, irony is a complex rhetorical move. It depends on deep and shared levels of  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Hutcheon
ISBN: 0415054524 9780415054522 0415054532 9780415054539
OCLC Number: 30035465
Description: viii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The "Scene" of Irony --
1. Risky Business: The "Transideological" Politics of Irony --
2. The Cutting Edge --
3. Modeling Meaning: The Semantics of Irony --
4. Discursive Communities: How Irony "Happens" --
5. Intention and Interpretation: Irony and the Eye of the Beholder --
6. Frame-Ups and Their Marks: The Recognition Or Attribution of Irony --
7. The End(s) of Irony: The Politics of Appropriateness.
Responsibility: Linda Hutcheon.
More information:

Abstract:

A fascinating and compulsively readable study of the myriad forms and effects of the ironic. Linda Hutcheon sets out for the first time a clear and sustained analysis of the theory and political  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"This fascinating, learned, and in all respects curiously edifying study leaves us with the open and disturbingly postmodern question: "Is there a safe 'age of irony?'.""- "World Literature Today Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (1)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(6)

User lists with this item (7)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30035465> # Irony's edge : the theory and politics of irony
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "30035465" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> ; # London
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/355830351#Topic/ironie_rhetorique_dans_la_litterature> ; # Ironie (rhétorique)--Dans la littérature
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/979386> ; # Irony
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/128.4/e20/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/355830351#Topic/kunst> ; # Kunst
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/355830351#Thing/literature> ; # Literature
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/355830351#Topic/letterkunde> ; # Letterkunde
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/355830351#Topic/ironie> ; # Ironie
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "1995" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/101807260> ; # Linda Hutcheon
   schema:datePublished "1994" ;
   schema:description "There is the growing sense that irony has emerged as a mode of expression that is strangely out of vogue. The popular press has veritably written it off as a means of critique. Politicians and pundits seldom use it. And when they do, it tends either to miss its intended mark or, for that matter, induce widespread cognitive failure. Yet, irony is a complex rhetorical move. It depends on deep and shared levels of understanding, knowing namely, that one means what one doesn't mean and that that actually means something else completely. It produces a "scene." In Irony's edge, Linda Hutcheon examines the nature of this "scene." She explores what constitutes irony, how irony functions, in what ways it is political, and how it disrupts the space between expression and understanding. She examines irony not only as an intercommunicative act, but as a discursive practice that is, in many ways, a cultural event, which happens in discrete and often sophisticated ways. She analyzes irony's logic and the way in which it operates in relations to concepts of difference and identity, intentionality and interpretation, and the inappropriate and the appropriate. She examines these concerns vis-a-vis an array of references gathered from contemporary and modern culture. She looks at works such as the novels of Umberto Eco, the operas and symphonies of Richard Wagner, and the art of Anselm Kiefer. She focuses on popular cultural figures such as Madonna and the recent film of Shakespeare's Henry V. Her book is one of the first synthesized theoretical accounts of the cultural phenomenology of irony. In Irony's edge, Hutcheon elaborates upon her earlier work on parody (A theory of parody) and scrutinizes the mechanics of irony in fundamentally salient and critical ways."@en ;
   schema:description "Introduction: The "Scene" of Irony -- 1. Risky Business: The "Transideological" Politics of Irony -- 2. The Cutting Edge -- 3. Modeling Meaning: The Semantics of Irony -- 4. Discursive Communities: How Irony "Happens" -- 5. Intention and Interpretation: Irony and the Eye of the Beholder -- 6. Frame-Ups and Their Marks: The Recognition Or Attribution of Irony -- 7. The End(s) of Irony: The Politics of Appropriateness."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/355830351> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Irony's edge : the theory and politics of irony"@en ;
   schema:productID "30035465" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/30035465#PublicationEvent/london_new_york_routledge_1995> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/355830351#Agent/routledge> ; # Routledge
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780415054539> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780415054522> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/30035465> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> # London
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "London" ;
    .

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/355830351#Topic/ironie_rhetorique_dans_la_litterature> # Ironie (rhétorique)--Dans la littérature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Ironie (rhétorique)--Dans la littérature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/979386> # Irony
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Irony"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/101807260> # Linda Hutcheon
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1947" ;
   schema:familyName "Hutcheon" ;
   schema:givenName "Linda" ;
   schema:name "Linda Hutcheon" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780415054522>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0415054524" ;
   schema:isbn "9780415054522" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780415054539>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0415054532" ;
   schema:isbn "9780415054539" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.