Un-pulping the Pulp Heroes

Themes:
HistoryComics & Graphic NovelsLiterature
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Panel
When:
Friday Aug 17   01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (1 hour)
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writingcomicsmedia
Doc Savage. The Shadow. G8. Tarzan. The hero pulps are full of characters immersed in fast-paced action, but they sometimes come across as problematic or naive to modern readers. It can be uncomfortable to recognize the sexism or racism of their day. And yet, there are still things that we love about pulps. How have pulp heroes influenced contemporary SF writers (in surprising and strange ways)? How are writers currently reinventing and subverting pulps?
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