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19th Century Cartoon Representations of “Funny Foreigners”

Sabin, Roger (2008) 19th Century Cartoon Representations of “Funny Foreigners”. In: International Comedy Conference, June 2008, Salford University. (Unpublished)

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Sabin, Roger

Paper involved Punch magazine and its view of the British Empire, and drew on theoretical approaches related to Orientalism and the work of art historian David Kunzle. Cartoonists focused upon included John Tenniel and John Leech. Paper also incorporated attitudes to the ‘foreigner within’ e.g. Irish and Jewish immigrant populations.

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).

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Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 2008
Event Location: Salford University
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2010 12:28
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2012 09:45
Item ID: 2372
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/2372

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