Upcoming Engagement: Pulp Studies Symposium, James Madison University, October 7-8, 2016.

Exciting announcement here! I will be one of the plenary speakers at the 1st Annual “Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship” at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, being held October 7th and 8th, 2016. I’ll be speaking about Daisy Bacon and LOVE STORY, of course.PulpSymposium-TeaserDigitalDisplay

Here is some background from the Call for Papers:

“Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, James Madison University’s Special Collections hosts one of the finest publicly accessible collections of pulp magazines in the United States, including a recent acquisition of over eighty issues of Street and Smith’s romance pulp Love Story.

There has been a recent explosion of scholarly interest in pulp magazines and popular print culture. This conference builds upon emerging scholarship in this exciting and expanding field.”

The university did indeed just acquire over eighty issues of LOVE STORY. I took a quick look at the catalog and it appears that it covers a wide range of years, beginning with a few in the 1920s, with more issues for the years 1935, 1936, 1938, and then many more for the 1940-42 years.

So I’ll print more information as it becomes available.

Many thanks to David Earle, Associate Professor with the University of West Florida and the author of RE-COVERING MODERNISM: PULPS, PAPERBACKS, AND THE PREJUDICE OF FORM. David recommended my name and the subject of Daisy Bacon and LOVE STORY to the committee at James Madison University. Thank you, David!