Episode 6: Satire & Women

Has satire ever really been a “man’s game”? Does satire work differently when written by women? Or when women are the targets? How is sexuality treated by satire? Adam and Jo are joined by Professor Karen Harvey (University of Birmingham) to talk about satire, sex and gender.

Release date: 4/7/2019

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In this episode Jo & Adam & Karen talk about:

  • Alexander Pope (The Dunciad, “Essay on Man,” “The Discovery”)
  • Anne Radcliffe
  • Aphra Behn
  • “Eminent Ladies”
  • Esther Lewis (“A Mirror to Detractors”)
  • Frankie Boyle
  • George I
  • George III (and pooing in field) 
  • Jonathan Swift (“The Lady’s Dressing Room,” “A Beautiful Young Nymph Goes To Bed”)
  • John Dryden
  • Joseph Banks
  • Mary Astell
  • Mary Collier (“The Woman’s Labour”)
  • Mary Leapor (“Essay on Woman”)
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (“The Reasons that Induced Dr. S. to Write a Poem Call’d the Lady’s Dressing Room”)
  • Mary Toft
  • Michelle Wolf
  • The Norton Anthology of English Literature
  • Stephen Duck (“The Thresher’s Labour”)
  • Stewart Lee
  • Student Evaluations
  • Viv Groskop