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Scully, Richard and Marian Quartly, eds. Drawing the Line: Using cartoons as historical evidence. Clayton: Monash Univ. ePress, 2009. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-9804648-4-9
BibTeX citation key: Scully2009b
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Categories: General
Keywords: Caricature, Collection of essays, History, Randformen des Comics
Creators: Quartly, Scully
Publisher: Monash Univ. ePress (Clayton)
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Drawing the Line: Using Cartoons as Historical Evidence brings together essays from international scholars working with cartoons in their research and teaching. Cartoons are among the most vivid and familiar images of past politics and opinion, but tend to be used merely as ‘illustrations’ for historical works, rather than as sources in their own right. Drawing the Line provides a comprehensive introduction to the more effective use of cartoons in historical writing, and is a showcase for some of the best recent scholarship in this field. The essays explore racial and ethnic stereotypes, as well as representations of youth, gender and class across a number of key historical epochs. The British Regency Crisis, post-Civil War US politics, Anglo-Iraqi interaction in the Second World War, and Yugoslav Communist propaganda are just some of the fascinating lines of inquiry. Readers will also find guidance and suggestions for further research on cartoons in the comprehensive introduction and concluding sections. The book includes more than one hundred examples of some of the most brilliant cartoon art of the past, from eighteenth century satirical prints, through the formalised satire of Punch, down to the new and ever-evolving medium of webcomics.

Table of Contents


1. Richard Scully and Marian Quartly: Using Cartoons as Historical Evidence
2. Jamie Agland: Madness and Masculinity in Caricatures of the British Regency Crisis, 1788–89
3. Fiona Halloran: ‘Oppose Everything, Propose Nothing’: Influence and Power in the Political Cartoons of Thomas Nast
4. Richard Scully: ‘A Pettish Little Emperor’: Images of Kaiser Wilhelm II in Punch, 1888–1901
5. Simon Sleight: Wavering between Virtue and Vice: Constructions of Youth in Australian Cartoons of the Late-Victorian Era
6. Nick Dyrenfurth and Marian Quartly: ‘All the World Over’: The Transnational World of Australian Radical and Labour Cartoonists
7. Jay Casey: ‘What’s so Funny?’ The Finding and Use of Soldier Cartoons from the World Wars as Historical Evidence
8. Stefanie Ellis Wichart: Propaganda and Protest: Political Cartoons in Iraq during the Second World War
9. Lim Cheng Tju: ‘Forgotten Legacies’: The Case of Abdullah Ariff’s Pro-Japanese Cartoons during the Japanese Occupation of Penang
10. Ivana Dobrivojevic: Cartoons as a Powerful Propaganda Tool: Creating the Images of East and West in the Yugoslav Satirical Press
11. Marianne Hicks: Teh Futar: The Power of the Webcomic and the Potential of Web 2.0

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