#CiC Paul Mellon travel bursaries

CRADLED IN CARICATURE : a multidisciplinary event

Friday 27 April 2012, COLT3, University of Kent, Canterbury

Paul Mellon travel bursaries

The Cradled in Caricature organising committee are delighted to be able to offer bursaries towards the travel and accommodation costs for two postgraduate or early-career scholars of British art wishing to attend and contribute to the event. These bursaries are generously funded by The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

This one-day event will approach the notion of ‘caricature’ in its broadest sense, using it as a jumping-off point for discussions on exaggeration, stereotyping, representation, and characterisation. In addition to the general themes under discussion (see Call for Contributions) scholars of British art applying for the Paul Mellon bursary are asked to consider the following themes when submitting their abstracts:

  • the role of caricature in enabling intersection between (British) visual culture and broader social dialogue (e.g. political caricature).
  • caricature as a British art form spanning the seventeenth to twenty-first centuries, as opposed to an ephemeral phenomenon to be celebrated for its most famous protagonists.
  • social caricaturing of British art and artists.
  • intersections between British portraiture and novelistic stereotypes.

Attendance at Cradled in Caricature is free of charge. Interested contributors and delegates should download an application form here, and contributors must return completed forms and abstracts (circa 300 words) to cradledincaricature@gmail.com by 3 March 2012. Queries or questions should be directed to James Baker at cradledincaricature@gmail.com or twitter.com/cincaricature.

Cradled in Caricature 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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