Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Free Event: Horror Comics & Censorship in Australia - Friday 16 July 2010 (Melbourne)
I will be presenting a free public lecture, 'A Design for Depravity: Horror Comics and the Challenge of Censorship in Australia, 1950-1986', on 7:00pm, Friday 16 July 2010, at The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
My talk will trace the often controversial history of horror comic book publishing in Australia, and the efforts of state and federal governments to supress horror comics since the 1950s, as part of broader political campaigns waged against 'objectionable literature'. The talk will be accompanied by a suitably lurid visual presentation!
This lecture is being delivered as part of the Bibliographic Society of Australia & New Zealand (BSANZ) Conference 2010, and is open to the general public. Admittance is free, but bookings are essential - you can book tickets for this event online at The Wheeler Centre.