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Teenage Dream Tonight: Fantasy, Pop Stardom and UK Girls Comics 1957-64

 Comics and Graphic Novels 3rd May Image
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 5:15pm
47 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2HY
Ground Floor Lecture Room

SpeakerJoan Ormrod (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Paper Title: Teenage Dream Tonight: Fantasy, Pop Stardom and UK Girls Comics 1957-64

Joan Ormrod, Manchester Metropolitan University, examines the ways UK teenage girls’ comics of the ‘50s and ‘60s promoted British pop music in a time when it was attempting to forge its own identity against competition from its more glamorous American cousins. Using examples of British pop stars such as Tommy Steele and Cliff Richard, Dr Ormrod shows how publicity of pop music in this era laid the foundations for contemporary fan and media practices that promote daydream and fantasy.

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