Sources on Rhetorical Irony


Anderson, Scott. “Irony in Charleston: Barack Obama’s Eulogy for Clementa C. Pinckney, June 26, 2015.” Communication Quarterly 67, no. 4 (September 2019): 405–23. doi:10.1080/01463373.2019.1605397.

Athanasiadou, Angeliki, and Herbert L. Colston, eds. Irony in Language Use and Communication. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2017.

Berg, Inhee C., and Inhee C. Berg. Irony in the Matthean Passion Narrative. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2014.

Booth, Wayne C. A Rhetoric of Irony. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974.

Charland, Maurice, and Michael Dorland. Law, Rhetoric, and Irony in the Formation of Canadian Civil Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002.

Chepurin, Kirill. “Suspending the World: Romantic Irony and Idealist System.” Philosophy & Rhetoric 53, no. 2 (April 2020): 111–33. doi:10.5325/philrhet.53.2.0111.

Colebrook, Claire. Irony in the Work of Philosophy. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2003.

Doulamis, Konstantin. “Rhetoric and Irony in Chariton: a Case-Study from Callirhoe.” //Ancient narrative 1 (January 1, 2000): 55–.

Dynel, Marta. "Two layers of overt untruthfulness: When irony meets metaphor, hyperbole or meiosis." Pragmatics & Cognition 23/2 (2016): 259-283.

Gal, Noam. “Ironic Humor on Social Media as Participatory Boundary Work.” New Media & Society 21, no. 3 (March 2019): 729–49. doi:10.1177/1461444818805719.

Garmendia, Joana. Irony. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Gross, Alan G. “Technology, Hyperbole, and Irony.” Poroi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis & Invention 13, no. 2 (January 2018): 1–21. doi:10.13008/2151-2957.1269.

Hutcheon, Linda. Irony’s Edge: the Theory and Politics of Irony. London: Routledge, 1996.

Kimball, Bruce A. “Rhetoric and Irony: Western Literacy and Western Lies.” Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric, vol. 11, no. 2, 1993, pp. 202–205. JSTOR.

Kaufer, D. "Irony and Rhetorical Strategy." Philosophy & Rhetoric 10/2 (1977): 90-110.

Konstantinou, Lee. Cool Characters : Irony and American Fiction. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2016.

Lock, Helen. "Twain's Rhetoric of Irony in 'The War-Prayer'." Journal of Transnational American Studies 1(1): 74-77. []

Merrett, Robert James. Presenting the Past : Philosophical Irony and the Rhetoric of Double Vision from Bishop Butler to T.S. Eliot. Victoria, B.C: English Literary Studies, University of Victoria, 2004.

Neuhaus, Laura. “On the Relation of Irony, Understatement, and Litotes.” Pragmatics & Cognition 23, no. 1 (January 2016): 117–49. doi:10.1075/pc.23.1.06neu.

Ridanpää, Juha. “The Media and the Irony of Politically Serious Situations: Consequences of the Muhammed Cartoons in Finland.” Media, Culture & Society 34, no. 2 (March 2012): 131–45. doi:10.1177/0163443711430754.

Swearingen, C. Jan. Rhetoric and Irony: Western Literacy and Western Lies. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Tabako, Tomasz. “Irony as a Pro-Democracy Trope: Europe’s Last Comic Revolution.” Controversia 5, no. 2 (Summer 2007): 23–53.

Terrill, Robert E. Irony, silence, and time: Fredrick Douglass on the fifth of July. Quarterly Journal of Speech 89/3 (2003): 216–234. [doi:10.1080/0033563032000125322]

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