Michael Connerty

I deliver modules in Critical and Contextual Studies to all four year groups. This currently includes classes from the (BA Hons.) Animation, (B.A. Hons.) 3-Dimensional Design, Modelmaking and Digital Art and (BA Hons) Visual Communications Design programmes, as well as an elective module, open to students across the faculty; Introduction to Comics.

Research projects

I'm currently pursuing a PhD at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. My research is focused on Victorian and Edwardian comics – specifically the comic strip work of Jack B. Yeats during this period.


Paper given at Transitions 6 Birkbeck, University of London. "Funny Animals: The Circus and Anthropomorphism in Early British Comics".2015
Paper given at Voyages: Sixth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference/ Ninth International Bande Dessinée Society Conference, Paris. "Travelogues, Empire and the Early British Comic Strip".2015
Paper given at Victorian Modernities conference, University of Kent, Canterbury. "Educated apes, flying men + mechanical animals: Modernity + the British comic strip".2015
Latitudes: Irish Studies in an international context: CAIS/ACIS joint conference, 2014, University College Dublin. "Art History, the Comic Strip and Jack B. Yeats"2014
Paper given at Readers, Purveyors, Creators, and Users: Studying Victorian Print Consumption Conference, at National University of Ireland, Galway. "'We have nothing like that in Ireland, Mr. Punch": Percy French's The Jarvey and the Victorian Humour Magazine"'2014

Award + Achievements

Certificate in Teaching and Learning from Athlone Institute of Technology 2014