Changing genre conventions in historical English news discourse /

Mark Twain's famous hoax articles, such as "Petrified Man" (1862) and "ABloody Massacre near Carson" (1863), are forerunners of a genre - news satire -which blends together social criticism, humour and intentional deception. Unlike the present-day fake news press, represente...

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Corporate Author: CHINED (Conference) Rostock, Germany)
Other Authors: Bös, Birte, 1974- (Editor), Kornexl, Lucia (Editor)
Format: Conference Proceeding eBook
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2015]
Series:Advances in historical sociolinguistics ; 5.
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Summary:Mark Twain's famous hoax articles, such as "Petrified Man" (1862) and "ABloody Massacre near Carson" (1863), are forerunners of a genre - news satire -which blends together social criticism, humour and intentional deception. Unlike the present-day fake news press, represented e.g. by the British satiricalmagazine Private Eye or the American spoof newspaper The Onion, mostof these inaugural forms were not based on actual events. Instead, they createdentirely imaginary situations so as to feed the readers' thirst for shockingsensations while satirising their manias. Interestingly, Twain's made-up.
Item Description:This volume comprises a selection of the papers presented at the Third International Conference on Historical News Discourse (CHINED III) held in Rostock (Germany), 17-19 May 2012.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9789027268563
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9789027200846