David Hajdu to visit SU’s Newhouse School, present on ‘comic book scare’
David Hajdu to visit SU’s Newhouse School, present on ‘comic book scare’April 07, 2008Wendy S. Loughlinwsloughl@syr.edu
Author David Hajdu will visit Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Friday, April 18, at 3 p.m. in the Barney Light Center for Inquiry, Innovation and Imagination (I-3 Center), Room 432 of Newhouse 3. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in SU pay lots.
Hajdu will discuss his book “The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How it Changed America” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008), which chronicles the role of comic books as the first symbols of modern American pop culture and the firestorm they created. Entertainment Weekly called the book “a staggeringly well-reported account of the men and women who created the comic book, and the backlash of the 1950s that nearly destroyed it.”
Hajdu, a former Newhouse faculty member, is also author of “Positively 4th Street” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001) and “Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1996). He writes for The New Yorker, New Republic, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine and The New York Review of Books. More information on Hajdu is available at http://www.davidhajdu.com.
For more information on his talk, contact Mylinda Smith at 443-9252 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on SU parking lots, go to http://parking.syr.edu.