CRADLED IN CARICATURE : a multidisciplinary event
Friday 27 April 2012, COLT3, University of Kent, Canterbury
This one-day event will approach the notion of ‘caricature’ as an artistic and social practice, using it to prompt debate and discussion on exaggeration, stereotyping, representation, and characterisation. The multi-disciplinary event therefore intends to explore the following problems:
- Why are societies framed by traditions of exaggeration and stereotyping?
- To what extent does caricature disseminate didactic/polemical message?
- What is the importance of media to the efficacy of caricature? How have print culture and the popular press played a role?
- Under what cultural circumstances has caricature flourished in the past?
- Where has caricature been located in the narrative of Western ‘art history’?
- Are all societies and cultures (real, imagined; past, present) cradled in and constructed by caricature?
Attendance at Cradled in Caricature is free of charge though places are limited. To book a place at this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This event is supported by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kent, the Department of History of Art, University College London, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, and the Graduate School, University of Kent.
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