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):|
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.
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).
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|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design|
|Event Location:||University of Chichester, UK|
|Deposited By:||Roger Sabin|
|Deposited On:||29 Sep 2010 11:55|
|Last Modified:||10 Jan 2012 09:42|