Terry and the pirates by Milton Caniff and representation of History
Lecture by Francisco M. Sáez de Adana
Date: Wednesday 14th February 6pm – 8.30pm.
Place: Biblioteca Ignasi Iglésias-Can Fabra (Segre 24-32, 08030 Barcelona).
This lecture will show the representation of the vision of History in the United States in the first half of the 20th century through Milton Caniff’s series Terry and the Pirates. Virtually since the beginning of this series one of the author’s obsession was the search for realism. This idea became even more important when one of the characters gets involved in the Chinese-Japanese War first, and later, in the Pacific front during the Second World War. Since then, we can follow the history of the United States and its participation in armed conflicts through the eyes of the author. The lecture will show his vision and the impact it had on his readers at the time.
Deputy director of Instituto Franklin-UAH and Full Professor at the Universidad de Alcalá. Department of Computer Science.
In the field of engineering, he has published 30 articles in international journals, a book and three chapters of books. Recently, he has begun working in the field of history of science and technology, within which he directs a project funded by the Instituto Franklin de la Universidad de Alcalá to study the history of radar in Spain and its relationship with the United States. He also works on issues related to the comic and American popular culture, a field in which he has published five book chapters and five articles in national and international journals. Related to this issue has received the scholarship Benjamin Franklin for a short research stay at Ohio State University.