Representations of laboratory animals in popular media forms

Moore, Alison (2011) Representations of laboratory animals in popular media forms. In: Humanities Research Seminar, 16th Feb 2011, University of Lincoln.

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Abstract

Attitudes to animals are in part formed through engagement with popular culture and therefore we should pay attention to the potential of this domain for shaping animal lives. But can popular culture really do anything for the ‘laboratory’ animal? This paper explores the persistent and changing deployment of the laboratory animal in a range of humorous popular media (and cultural) texts, and suggests that its appearance in comedy could provide a useful means to reach an otherwise reluctant audience.

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Additional Information:Attitudes to animals are in part formed through engagement with popular culture and therefore we should pay attention to the potential of this domain for shaping animal lives. But can popular culture really do anything for the ‘laboratory’ animal? This paper explores the persistent and changing deployment of the laboratory animal in a range of humorous popular media (and cultural) texts, and suggests that its appearance in comedy could provide a useful means to reach an otherwise reluctant audience.
Keywords:Lab Animal, Comedy, Popular Media
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
W Creative Arts and Design > W213 Visual Communication
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Humanities
ID Code:4110
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:04 Mar 2011 10:40
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:56

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