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Are You Laughing at Me?!: Can Satire Survive and Thrive

April 8, 2021
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Speaker: Dan Quigley, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

In an age when almost all satirical sit coms morph into rom coms after one season—an age in which “reality” stars become artificial stereotypes of themselves and blur the line between caricature and real life—is there any hope for true satire to serve for our age its true role, as a “...weapon of the powerless against the powerful”? After a brief look at the tradition of satire and what has made it such an important instrument of social critique, we will look at current trends that work against satiric efforts today.

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This event is part of the Dean’s Digital Café Series, NYIT College of Arts & Sciences, Spring 2021.