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Jeffrey Shanks: Archaeologist & Pop Culture & Weird Tales

Coming September 25th 8pm Eastern

Has been a professional archaeologist for two decades, working in Italy, Greece, Ukraine, the Caribbean, and the southeastern United States. He is also a scholar of 20th century popular culture, in particular the fiction pulp magazines of the pre-World War II era and early comic books from the 1930s through the 1970s. he has published a number of popular and scholarly articles on this and related topics and co-edited the essay collection The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales: The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror, which was a finalist for the 2016 Bram Stoker Award. He served as co-chair of the Pulp Studies area for the Popular Culture Association for seven years from 2012-2018 and serves as a creative consultant for on various media including comics, television, novels, video games, and role-playing games. He has been a guest speaker and lecturer at numerous conferences and conventions, including ComicCon International in San Diego, the World Science Fiction Convention, the World Fantasy Convention, and NecronomiCon Providence. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of alternative archaeological thought and its intersection with popular culture.

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