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Virtual Exhibition Walkthrough - Pulp Fiction

Friday, September 23, 2022
5:30pm – 6:30pm

via Zoom

Join guest curator and Associate Professor of Art Alison Paul for a closer look at the exhibition, "Ray Guns, Dames, and the Guilty Gaze: Feminism and the Golden Age of Science Fiction Pulps". The availability of cheap and easy printing on pulp paper in the U.S. during the second quarter of the twentieth century spawned multiple magazine publications known as “pulps,” giving birth to new genres of speculative fiction, many featuring sex and violence. This exhibition turns a feminist lens on the golden age of pulp fiction magazines to question the production and consumption of gender, race, and dis/ability through this wildly popular medium.

Curated by UConn professors Alison Paul (Art & Art History), and Barbara Gurr (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program), the show features original artworks from the Robert Lesser Pulp Art Collection on loan from the New Britain Museum of American Art, and original pulp publications on loan from the Watkinson Library at Trinity College. The exhibition and related public programs are supported by the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the School of Fine Arts, and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Speaker bio: Alison Paul is an Associate Professor of Art and Area Coordinator for the Illustration/Animation concentration in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Connecticut. Paul creates illustrations and stop-motion animations using cut paper collage. Her work is fundamentally about storytelling to a variety of audiences. Paul’s animations have been shown in film festivals internationally, and her children’s books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. She has curated exhibitions at the UConn Library in Storrs and Roots Reading Room in Providence, RI. Professor Paul has taught at UConn since 2011. Register in advance for this Zoom webinar: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Benton Events (primary), Art History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English Department, Humanities Institute, Office of the Vice President for Research, School of Fine Arts, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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