Satire and humor in the discourse of the Revolution of Dignity


  • Rostyslav Semkiv National University ”Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”


the Revolution of Dignity, Orange Revolution, burlesque, satire, parody, pastiche


The author analyzes the types of comic in the discourse of the Revolution of Dignity (2013—2014) in comparison with analogous elements of the discourse of the Orange Revolution (2004—2005). The author states that both discourses contain strong burlesque element, though it narrows as the last revolution bursts with tragic events of February 2014. Meanwhile, the satirical element gets stronger and more diverse. Pastiche also appears as not satirical, but ironic parody.

Author Biography

Rostyslav Semkiv, National University ”Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”

candidate of sciences (philology), associate professor, doctorant at the De partment of Literature Study


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Hutcheon, L. (1991). A Theory of Parody. London, New York.

Rose, M. (1993). Parody: Ancient, Modern, and Post-modern. Cambridge.


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How to Cite

Semkiv, R. (2017). Satire and humor in the discourse of the Revolution of Dignity. Filosofska Dumka, (4), 118–122. Retrieved from



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