CFP Aug 22, 2005

Political and Social Caricature (Stockholm 30.8.-2.9.06)

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in European cities in the late 19th and 20th centuries

Call for Papers: Representing modernity: political and social caricature
in European cities in the late 19th and 20th centuries
Deadline: 1 October 2005

Specialist Session at the Eighth International Conference on Urban
History - Urban Europe in Comparative Perspective. Organized by the
European Association of Urban Historians

Stockholm 30th August - 2nd September 2006

The growth of cities, the development of the media, and the emergence of
mass politics – fundamental and much studied features of modern urban
history – encouraged the proliferation of distinctive types of graphic
representation: the humorous and satirical imaging of modern urban life,
and of the political leaders who claimed to be shaping it. Participants
in this session are invited to present case studies of these caricatural
practices, that address inter alia questions of authorship, style,
reception, publishing platform, political and social significance and
relation to urban context and networks. The overall aim of the session
will be to place these representational practices in a comparative
framework, bringing out, and interpreting, similarities and
dissimilarities in the forms of visual satire that developed in cities
across Europe during the period.

If you are interested in presenting a paper at the session, please send
an abstract (max 300 words) and a brief CV to the session organisers:

Malcolm Gee, University of Northumbria, Newcastle
e-mail: and
Dobrinka Parusheva, Institute of Balkan Studies, Sofia
Deadline for submission: 1 October 2005. You will be notified of
acceptance by the end of November 2005.

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