CFP – Punch Conference: Women in Punch 1841 – 1920

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

PunchDonnaQuixoteV106.6.5-100Reproduced with permission of Punch Limited

Celebrating the end of Punch‘s 175th anniversary year

Thursday 2 November 2017, Senate House

Punch: or the London Charivari first appeared in 1841, published as a weekly magazine with a strong political agenda. Although some work has been done on the social reform agenda of Punch, very little is known about women in the magazine. Were there any women contributors? What representations of women appeared in the magazine, both in images and text? Women were certainly a subject for humour and caricature in Punch, but what were the political implications of those comic illustrations? What was the role played by verse in the depiction of women? Did the representation of women change significantly between 1841 and 1910, and if so, how and why? How do the caricatures and/or depictions of women in Punch differ or resemble those in other illustrated papers, such…

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