Episode 3. Satire and the Novel

What is the difference between a satirical novel and a novel with satire in it? Adam and Jo are joined by Dr Helen Williams (Northumbria University) to talk about one of the best known satirical novels of all time: Laurence Sterne’s The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent

Release date: 11/4/2019

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In this episode Adam and Jo and Helen talk about:

  • A Cock and Bull Story
  • Alan Partridge
  • Alexander Pope
  • Austen, Northanger Abbey
  • Charles Dickens
  • Charlotte Brontë
  • Comedy
  • Form
  • François Rabelais
  • George and Weedon Grossmith, The Diary of a Nobody
  • Henry Fielding, Shamela
  • Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews
  • Henry Fielding, Tom Jones
  • Henry Mckenzie, Man of Feeling
  • Jane Austen
  • Jonathan Swift
  • Jerome k. Jerome, The Men In a Boat
  • Lady Mary Montagu
  • Laetitia Pilkington
  • Laurence Sterne
  • Narrative
  • Novels
  • Political satire
  • Reading and reading practices
  • Reform
  • Richardson, Pamela
  • Robert Dodsley 
  • Samuel Richardson
  • Sensibility 
  • Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy
  • Sterne, A Political Romance
  • Sterne, A sentimental Journey
  • Sterniana
  • Steve Coogan
  • Stewart Lee
  • Tobias Smollett, The Diary of Humphrey Clinker
  • The Trip 
  • William Thackeray
  • York in the Eighteenth Century

Next Episode

Satire and the Image

Do you need words to do satire? If a picture can say a thousand words, how much satire can it do? Adam and Jo are joined by Wendy McGlashan (University of Aberdeen) to talk about eighteenth-century print-maker, miniaturist and satire merchant, John Kay.

Release date: 9/5/2019