Van Norris

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 Dr. Van Norris has been Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the School of Media and Performing Arts, University of Portsmouth since 2003. He teaches Animation history and theory, sequential art and narratives, Post-Classical Hollywood cinema, British and American comedy forms and is also an expert in both the American and British graphic narrative forms. He has successfully presented papers nationally and internationally as well as published various articles such as: (2007). Interior logic: the appropriation of surrealism into popular American animation. In G. Harper & R. Stone (Eds.), The Unsilvered Screen: surrealism and cinema (pp. 72-89). London: Wallflower and (2008) ‘Yeah, looks like it n’all…’: Mapping the relationship between the ‘live action’ universe, abridged figurative design and computer animation within Modern Toss’- animation: an interdisciplinary journal.

Alongside journal articles he has recently contributed numerous overviews and critical pieces on the subjects of: superhero movies, comedy cinema and mainstream animation production for both volumes of the Intellect edited collections, for Lincoln Geraghty Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood 1 (2011) and 2 (2015), and he has just published a monograph for Palgrave, British Television Animation 1997-2010: Drawing on Comic Tradition.


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