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The Future at 25 Cents A Copy

Librarians from three institutions with major pulp collections — Texas A&M University, the University of California, Riverside, and San Diego State University—will discuss the literary and genre legacy of pulps, including their significance as examples of mid-century American material culture.

Processing the Pandemic

"Processing the Pandemic" is a joint presentation/creative workshop with Dr. Shirlene Obuobi and Dr. Rachelle Cruz exploring the role of comics in processing the reality of COVID-19.

Otherworldly Archives

Otherworldly Archives: Exploring the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy. The Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy at the University of California, Riverside is one of the world’s largest publicly accessible collections on speculative fiction and related genres, including fantasy, comics, horror, anime, and more.

On Slash Fanfiction and Yaoi Manga: Fandom and Sexuality in the Archives


Welcome to the worlds of slash and yaoi! These fandoms focus on romantic/sexual relationships between fictional male characters. Today, scholars are exploring these fandom cultures through the lens of queer and feminist theory. Come learn about this scholarship and these important materials at UCR.

What's So Special About Special Collections?


Join us for an engaging virtual tour and orientation of Special Collections & University Archives at UCR! This presentation by SCUA staff will teach you all you need to know about accessing SCUA resources right from your own home. Our staff will also share their own personal favorites items from among the collections.

Archives Unmasked: A Conversation on Facemasks and Culture


Let’s discuss the historic and contemporary culture around wearing face masks. We'll begin with a brief introduction to the history of face mask usage during pandemics using archival images, then move into a facilitated discussion that explores how face masks may be viewed as cultural objects.