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Parody
(2,838 words)

1. Literature

1.1. Definition

Ever since the term first arose, in Greek antiquity (Greek: parōdίa, “parallel/side song”; French parodie; German Parodie), its meaning in the various European literatures has diverged, both in regard to the particular relationship of the parody to the original (affirmative, playful, critical) and in comparison with related writing strategies (travesty; burlesque; mock-epic; pastiche; Kontrafaktur [contrafaction], etc.). Until the early modern period, the word tended to be used…

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Seidel, Robert, Schmidt, Dörte and Kanz, Roland, “Parody”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025284>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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