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Paper on the Western Tradition in Comics

Sabin, Roger (2009) Paper on the Western Tradition in Comics. In: Canvas Education Symposium, February 2009, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Unpublished)

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

Paper on the western tradition in comics, delivered to an all-female audience of scholars. Topics included genres (superheroes, funny books, horror comics, etc.) and ways of storytelling (standard formulaic panel progressions versus experimental work). Other speakers offered papers about comics in the Middle East.

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
Date: February 2009
Event Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2010 12:49
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2012 09:41
Item ID: 2375
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/2375

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