“Pulp Empire: The Secret History of Comic Book Imperialism,” Paul Hirsch – VIRTUAL Keynote

photo of Paul Hirsch

November 3, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


This event will be presented via Zoom and is the keynote for the November 4, 2022 conference. Paul will discuss his book Pulp Empire: The Secret History of Comic Book Imperialism (2021, University of Chicago Press).


**Due to health precautions, Paul Hirsch will be unable to join us in Columbus. We are moving his talk to Zoom and will commence our in-person gathering for the conference on November 4th**

5:30-5:40 Opening Remarks

  • Jenny Robb, Billy Ireland Library and Museum, Curator
    Joseph Parrott, History Department
  • 5:40-7pm: Keynote: Paul Hirsch, “Pulp Empire: The Secret History of Comic Book Imperialism”

View the full schedule for the November 4 conference here: CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Paul S. Hirsch is a visiting research affiliate at the Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Pulp Empire: The Secret History of Comic Book Imperialism (Chicago, 2021), which won the Popular Culture Association’s Ray and Pat Browne Award for Contributions to the Popular Arts and was nominated for an Eisner Award. His work has received major support from organizations including the Robert B. Silvers Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Library of Congress.

This is a Mershon Center event.