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When Comics and Art Made Contact
Start Date: 9/18/2019Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Date: 9/18/2019End Time: 7:30 PM
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On Wednesday, September 18 (6:30 PM in Kimpel Hall 105), the University of Arkansas will host a lecture by international scholar Dr. Christian Bachmann (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany). Dr. Bachmann’s talk, “When Comics and Art Made Contact,” will explore transatlantic aesthetic exchange during the early 20th century. From the abstract:

“In 1913, the infamous International Exhibition of Modern Art introduced the American public to Europe’s artistic avant-garde including works by Henri Matisse, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, and many more. The so-called Armory Show had a profound effect on American culture, shaping everything from fashion and furniture to advertising and automotive design. At the same time that artistic innovations from Europe were being celebrated and adopted throughout American society, cartoonists and comics artists rediscovered the tradition of the salon caricatural as a means of lampooning and critiquing these same new aesthetic forms. This lecture introduces the salon caricatural from historical as well as typological perspectives and its reception in American turn-of-the-century cartooning and comics in the context of art satire, highlighting its ongoing legacy.”

Dr. Christian Bachmann is a postdoctoral research fellow at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, as well as the head of Germany's leading Comics Studies press, the Chr. A. Bachmann Verlag ( This lecture is co-sponsored by the German Section of the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the School of Art, and the Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Program.
Location Information:
Main Campus - (KIMP) Kimpel Hall  (View Map)
Kimpel Hall
280 N McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
United States
Contact Information:
Name: Brett Sterling
Phone: 479-575-5936
Dr. Christian Bachmann
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