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Mocking the Media: Visual Satire, Reform and the Press in the 1830s

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The Political Drama 100 (Hand coloured wood engraving, B. D. Cousins 1835). Courtesy of Professor Brian Maidment.
In conversation

Join us for a free illustrated talk on the emergence of the radical press in the early 19th Century, led by print scholar Professor Brian Maidment. In association with the Revolutions in Print exhibition in the Lab at Nottingham Castle.

  • From: Wednesday 3 November 2021, 6 pm
  • To: Wednesday 3 November 2021, 8 pm
  • Location: Barnes Wallis Building, Room 005, Nottingham Trent University City Campus, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LS
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 3 November 2021, 5.00 pm
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This illustrated talk discusses the emergence of the radical press in the early nineteenth century and asks: why were caricaturists at this time widely producing furious satirical denunciations of the mass circulation periodical press? With reference to two leading caricaturists of the era, C. J. Grant and Robert Seymour, print scholar Brian Maidment reveals the ways in which caricaturists attacked the periodical press in the 1830s as an encoded agency of opinion, civil authority and political power.

Brian Maidment is Emeritus Professor of the History of Print at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. His most recent book is Robert Seymour and Nineteenth-Century Print Culture (Routledge 2021). He is currently working on down-market humorous lithographs from the 1830s and 1840s.

Image credit: C. J. Grant, The Political Drama 100 (Hand coloured wood engraving, B. D. Cousins 1835). Courtesy of Professor Brian Maidment.

This event is in association with Revolutions in Print in The Lab at Nottingham Castle.

The Lab is part of Nottingham Trent University's extra-curricular and public arts programme, Curated & Created.

Accessibility

There are a number of small steps to enter Barnes Wallis Building from Shakespeare Street. If you require level access or are a wheelchair user, please use the entrance from Goldsmith Street in Maudslay Yard. For questions, contact castlelab@ntu.ac.uk.

Location details

Address:

Nottingham Trent University City Campus
Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LS

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