Library event- Pulp fiction

Popular during the mid-20th century, pulp fiction novels and comics were produced in massive quantities by Australian publishers. Most were written by enthusiastic amateurs willing to sign contracts that demanded an incredibly high-volume output of work. Pulp publications were cheaply made, formulaic and designed to be read quickly and disposed. Often noted for their lurid cover art and titillating titles, they satisfied an appetite for fast entertainment pre-television.

This exhibition highlights popular and rare Australian titles from the personal collection of Stuart Kells, Adjunct Professor, La Trobe Business School. It includes the genres of Romance, Crime, Western and Science Fiction as well as key publishers including Phantom Books and Currawong Publishing Co.

You are invited to the:

Exhibition opening

Tuesday 3 September, 2:00 pm

Level 2, Library Research Commons.


Lunchtime reading program

Library Level 2, Vis Lab 2.10:

  • Romance

Tuesday 10 September, 1:30pm

  • Science Fiction

Wednesday 18 September, 1:30pm

  • Westerns

Thursday 26 September, 12:00 high noon!

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