This Week’s Curator’s Talk: The South in 1960s Pulp Fiction Novels

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here.

This week’s talk: The South in 1960s Pulp Fiction Novels

Stereotypical characterizations of southern values, people and places are found in an interesting assemblage of pulp fiction novels in the Southern Civilization Book Collection. Racially and sexually provocative at the time of their creation, these books portray a South that existed only in the most lurid minds of the authors. Talk to be given by Kathy Smith.

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