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Volume 5, 2010

Michael S. Daubs – Subversive or Submissive?




User-Produced Flash Cartoons and Television Animation Introduction A number of prominent media scholars including Peter Lunenfeld (2000, p. 71) and Lev Manovich (2002, p. 4) have shown that advances in the technical capabilities of personal computers, combined with the increasing … Continue reading

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María Lorenzo Hernández – Through the Looking Glass




The Self-Portrait of the Artist and the Re-Start of Animation   Introduction Originally, the self-portrait was a pictorial subgenre of portrayal, in which the artists became the model for their own paintings. However, it is also present in mediums such … Continue reading

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Meg Rickards – Uncanny breaches, flimsy borders




Jan Švankmajer’s conscious and unconscious worlds Introduction The portrayal of a character’s subjective, ‘inner’ experience onscreen is an enduring challenge for the filmmaker. Many techniques for conveying fantasies or dreams, such as blurring the frame’s edges, cross-dissolves and bleached colour, … Continue reading

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Alison Loader – We’re Asian, More Expected of Us




Representation, The Model Minority & Whiteness on King of the Hill During its thirteen-season run from 1997-2009, King of the Hill was the second longest running animated series in U.S. television history (after The Simpsons). Co-created by Mike Judge of … Continue reading

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Van Norris – “Touching Cloth…”: Considering Satire and the Clergy in Popular Contemporary British Animation




Assessing the failings of mechanisms of power through comedy has remained a constant throughout animation. Within the specific arena of ‘the popular’, always a potent area for consideration, adult British network television animation in the early part of the 21st … Continue reading

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Volume 5, 2010




Contents “Touching Cloth…”: Considering Satire and the Clergy in Popular Contemporary British Animation by Van Norris Download this article as PDF. View this article in HTML. We’re Asian, More Expected of Us: Representation, The Model Minority & Whiteness on King … Continue reading

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