The Popular Front:

Pulp Magazines as Anti-Fascist Propaganda

Friday 08 March, 2013
4 - 6pm, $0

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 4406

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The pulp form is traditionally labelled as simplistic and ephemeral fiction. Contemporary critics often accused the pulps as contributing to the degeneration of American intellect. David M. Earle's talk will discuss how pulp magazines offered an outlet for political criticism and activity, often socialist and always proletariat, that because of its wide populist distribution was effective in ways that traditional political and little magazines were not. As means to illustrate this, Earle will concentrate on how anti-fascist sentiment was implemented in pulp fiction during and directly after the Spanish Civil War. The pulp form is traditionally labelled as simplistic and ephemeral fiction. Contemporary critics often accused the pulps as contributing to the degeneration of American intellect.
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