JMU Special Collections Events – Fall 2016

JMU Special Collections continues it’s Speakers Series with three lectures for Fall 2016. And if that wasn’t enough, we’re hosting the inaugural Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship on October 7-8. Here’s the schedule of events:

Black Mask: A Magazine of Gripping, Smashing Detective Stories

By Maggie Dapogny – This July, a group of rising high school seniors will take JMU Professor Brooks Hefner’s course, Studying Popular Culture: Pulp Magazines at the Summer Honors Institute. The class will be exploring popular fiction of the 20th century and benefit from the university’s large collection of pulp magazines, including Argosy, Astounding Stories, Weird Tales, and the number one detective and crime fiction magazine of the time, Black Mask.