Friday, 23 September 2016 | 18:00 | Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery
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 offers 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 focuses on two of the major cultural figures of the period, Little Richard and John Wayne, and will present clips from "Tutti-Frutti" and The Searchers.
Designed to be both fun and enlightening, this lecture will appeal to anyone with an interest in American culture or history.