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Pioneers of Sequential Narrative

Sabin, Roger (2008) Pioneers of Sequential Narrative. In: Sub/Versions, June 2008, University of Dundee. (Unpublished)

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

Paper explored the work of Rodolph Topffer, Charles Ross, Thomas Rowlandson and others in relation to the rise of the comic book industry and the institutionalisation of sequential narrative art. Much of the argument hinged on competing definitions of the term ‘comic'.

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: June 2008
Event Location: University of Dundee
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2010 13:06
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2012 09:44
Item ID: 2378
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/2378

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