To whom it may concern.
You are invited to a free online lecture by Mythgard professor Amy Sturgis. Register here.
The lecture is entitled “The Jedi, the Cowboy, and… Thomas Edison?: Pulp Science Fiction and Star Wars.”
SYNOPSIS: What images come to mind when you think of Star Wars? Luke Skywalker watching the twin suns set on Tatooine? Princess Leia with a blaster in her hand and buns on her head? The glow of a lightsaber in the darkness? These visuals convey volumes, and they spring in part from a common origin.One of the keys to the worldwide success of Star Wars is that the saga draws from a variety of global sources, both classical and contemporary. Join Dr. Amy H. Sturgis as she discusses one particular tradition that has left its indelible imprint on the Star Wars franchise. How did pulp science fiction evolve? What is the relationship between this genre and…
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