Following the recent success of Don’t Panic: the Apocalypse in Theory and Culture, a two day postgraduate conference held at the University of Kent, we are calling for contributions to a future issue of Skeps,: the online interdisciplinary research journal, run by postgraduate students of the University of Kent’s School of European Culture and Languages, and now in its fifth year.
Skepsi would never have existed without all the efforts, passion and commitment that Fabien put into it.
Now, after having closely worked with the new team and having prepared them to the challenges and rewards of running Skepsi, he is ready to turn page and begin a new chapter in Japan. We can only say, dear Fabien, we will greatly miss you, and it was our honour and pleasure to work side by side with you on this adventure: together we saw Skepsi growing from a sketched note into the respected and well known graduate journal that it has come to be. On a side note though, I am glad you did not get to pick the name of the journal, which would have been Argos were it for you, engendering I can only guess how many misunderstandings with a slightly bulkier publication that many of us find in their mailbox…
Fabien, with all our hearts: Thank you and good luck in Japan!
The Cradled in Caricature organising committee are delighted to announce that our second event will take place on 27 April 2012 at the University of Kent, Canterbury…
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?