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Graphic Satire - Videos

This one-day symposium, convened by two University of Nottingham colleagues, Professor Fintan Cullen (History of Art) and Dr Richard A Gaunt (History), sought to interrogate the nature of the United Kingdom’s status as a global power in the long nineteenth century (c.1780-1920) by considering the varied ways in which it was viewed, and represented, in graphic satire during this period.

The speakers ranged from young to established scholars who visited Nottingham from other parts of the UK, Ireland, Poland, Germany and Australia. Their papers considered the UK’s global relationships from the perspective of the constituent parts of the UK (most especially England and Ireland) and from overseas, reflecting upon issues of race, gender, nationhood and ethnicity across the period in question.

Tuesday 5 September - Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park

Graphic Satire

Brian Maidment, Liverpool John Moores University
The Death of Caricature: the Comic Image 1820-1840

Alison M. Stagg, Freie Universitat Berlin
A Scottish Caricaturist in Philadelphia: William Charles and the War of 1812/the Anglo-American War

Matthew Potter, Northumbria University
“When England grew out of her saucy youth”: the German reception of British political cartoons of the Napoleonic period

Pawel Hamera, Pedagogical University of Krakow
“A balm to the sorrows of Erin”: Irishness in Robert Seymour’s caricatures

Carly Hegenbarth, independent researcher
Catholic Emancipation: satirical prints in Dublin and London in the late 1820s

Peter Gray, Queen's University Belfast
Representations of Irish Famine and Rebellion in the British Satirical Press, 1845-49

Richard Scully, University of New England, Australia
Britain in the Melbourne Punch, and the colonial Charivaris of Australia

Lesley Milne, University of Nottingham
Albion Abroad: French and German cartoon images of Britain in the First World War




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