James Madison University is hosting The 1st Annual Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship. The symposium will be held October 7th and 8th, 2016. 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.

Task Force Members

Lynn Eaton

Assistant Professor, Special Collections Librarian at James Madison University

David M. Earle

Associate Professor of Transatlantic Modernism and Print Culture at the University of West Florida

Justin Everett

Director of Writing Programs, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at University of the Sciences

Kate Morris

Instructional Faculty, Special Collections Research & Technical Services Librarian at James Madison University

Brian Flota

Assistant Professor, Humanities Librarian at James Madison University

Erin A. Smith

Professor of American studies at the University of Texas at Dallas

Brooks Hefner

Associate Professor of English, Director of Graduate Studies at James Madison University