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Mavericks and Zinesters: Comics Scholarship before ‘Comics Scholarship'

Sabin, Roger (2009) Mavericks and Zinesters: Comics Scholarship before ‘Comics Scholarship'. In: Thought Bubble, April 2009, University of Chichester, UK. [Creative Arts and Design > Graphic Design] (Unpublished)
Creators:Sabin, Roger

Paper focused on Mary Pennell, a Victorian critic; Denis Gifford, a comics collector; Martin Barker, a pioneering academic; and the crew of late-1980s era fanzine FA. My conclusions included comment on the current state of comics scholarship, and in particular: the question of separating fan culture from academia; the value of pre-1995 scholarship; and the necessity for the systematised preservation of fanzines and comics collections.

Type of Research:Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information (Publicly available):

Roger Sabin

Research Interests

Cultural history, cultural studies, subcultural studies, film and television studies. Specialisms: comics, graphic novels, manga; punk and counterculture; 19th century entertainment; television crime drama. Cultural theory, especially postmodernism in history.
Current Research

Currently completing one book and co-authoring two others. The sole-authored book is about 19th century ‘funny papers’/comics, and in particular the character 'Ally Sloper', the first comics superstar. The other two concern TV crime drama: one is about The Wire, and one about the history of the genre. Also, various smaller-scale projects involving comics, graphic novels, manga and other areas listed above.

Previous books include: As Author: Comics, Comics and Graphic Novels (Phaidon); Adult Comics: An Introduction (Routledge); The Lasting of the Mohicans (University Press of Mississippi – co-authored with Martin Barker). As Editor: Punk Rock: So What? (Routledge); Below Critical Radar: Fanzines and Alternative Comics 1976-Now (Codex - with Teal Triggs); The Movie Book (Phaidon – with Michael Newton).

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:RPE
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Event Location:University of Chichester, UK
ID Code:2368
Deposited By:Roger Sabin
Deposited On:29 Sep 2010 11:55
Last Modified:10 Jan 2012 09:42
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