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From Little Richard to John Wayne: American Popular Culture in the 1950s

Friday, 23 September 2016, 3 – 4pm

From Little Richard to John Wayne: American Popular Culture in the 1950s

A public lecture by Dr Daniel Geary (Mark Pigott Associate Professor in American History, TCD) organised by the Trinity Long Room Hub.

Abstract: By exploring the early days of rock-and-roll and the golden age of the Western, this lecture offered a window onto the history of American culture.  The 1950s were not, as is often assumed, a placid period of conformity.  Rather, they were one of changing social norms and civil rights protest. 

The talk focused on two of the major cultural figures of the period, Little Richard and John Wayne, and presented clips from "Tutti-Frutti" and The Searchers. 

Designed to be both fun and enlightening, this lecture appealed to anyone with an interest in American culture or history.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Campus information, Careers, Children’s activities, Classes, Conferences, Courses, Exhibits, External sport events, Key dates, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public, Science Gallery, Special events, Student events, Trinity Sport events, Workshops and Training
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public

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