• The Ludic Parody of Terry Pratchett

    Author(s):
    Camilla Hoel (see profile)
    Date:
    2008
    Subject(s):
    British literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    20th Century Literature, 21st Century Literature, parody
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6305Z
    Abstract:
    Short analysis of Terry Pratchett's Discworld. Argues that Bakhtin’s description of modern parody as “narrow and unproductive” is undermined by Terry Pratchett’s postmodern, ludic parody, which is creative in a way which recalls precisely the carnivalesque parody valued by Bakhtin: It brings incompatible narratives together and destabilises both, and from this destruction goes on to build a new parodic universe.
    Notes:
    Conference proceeding.
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