CfP – Abusing Power: The Visual Politics of Satire – Brighton Pavilion, 23-24 Sep.

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

Abusing Power

Organised by the University of Brighton in association with the Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove

Speakers include:

Steve Bell, political cartoonist

Martin Rowson, political cartoonist

Professor Ian Haywood, University of Roehampton

This event will also include a curatorial introduction to the caricature collection held at the Royal Pavilion & Museums, and a talk by the curator of the Cartoon Museum, London.

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In January 2015, 12 of France’s most familiar cartoonists were shot dead in Paris. The aftermath of the attack on Charlie Hebdo raises significant questions about the status and the potential impact of an image and gives this conference a political urgency. The events in Paris underline both the power of the political cartoonist and the dangers of causing offence to political and religious sensibilities.

In 1820, George Cruikshank and his brother Robert were summoned to Brighton Pavilion by George IV, in an attempt…

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