Archives & Special Collections News

Horror Studies - Women in Horror

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Join us on Tuesday, March 9 at 7-8p.m. for a reading and conversation between two iconoclastic horror authors works challenge and expand our notions of the horror genre.  Kathe Koja and Maryse Meijer will read selections from each other’s work followed by a conversation about these selections, definitions of horror, and the relationship between influence and mentorship among different generations of writers.
Horror Studies - Women in Horror

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Join us on Tuesday, March 16 at 7p.m. for a reading and conversation with acclaimed horror poet Linda D. Addison. The conversation will focus on her biography and path to success, her role as a mentor, her approach to horror and poetics and the intersection of content and style, and feature a reading and discussion of her poetry
Horror Studies - Women in Horror 3

Horror Studies - Women in Horror 3

Join us on Tuesday, April 13 at 7p.m. for a conversation with acclaimed horror authors Jewelle Gomez and Michelle Lane. The conversation will explore expanding traditional horror conventions to include marginalized communities, the intersections of inspiration and mentorship, and revisiting characters through sequels. Jewelle Gomez is an author, poet, playwright, and essayist whose work centers the experiences of LGBTQ women of color. She is the author of the groundbreaking, Lambda Award-winning novel The Gilda Stories as well as collections of stories, poetry, and essays including Don’t Explain. Michelle Lane is the author of numerous short stories and essays. Her first novel Invisible Chains was a finalist for a Bram Stoker Award.
George Romero & Pittsburgh: The Early Years Screening and Discussion

Horror Studies - "George Romero & Pittsburgh: The Early Years" Screening and Discussion

Join us on Thursday, February 4 from 7-8:30 pm for the premiere screening of the George Romero & Pittsburgh: The Early Years documentary and a special presentation of the George A. Romero Foundation Pioneer Award honoring the late Pitt alum and Night of the Living Dead star Duane Jones to be presented by Suz Romero.
It Came from the Archives! Unearthed treasures from the George A. Romero Archival Collection

Horror Studies - It Came from the Archives!

Join Horror Studies Collection Coordinator Ben Rubin and Visiting Researcher Adam Hart on Tuesday, February 9 from 7-8 pm as they discuss their favorite and most significant discoveries from processing the George A. Romero Archival Collection. Join as they will show off rare and never before seen materials that will shed new light onto his classic films as well as reveal the films that could have been through unfinished and lost projects.
Beyond the Bride of Frankenstein: Monsters and Other Fearsome Women

Beyond the Bride of Frankenstein: Monsters and Other Fearsome Women

Horror Studies Webinar Series presents: Panel featuring Melanie Anderson, Lisa Kroger, and Lisa Morton. Join us on Monday, January 25 at 7- 8 pm.
The Revolution They Remember title screen

The Revolution They Remember

You are invited to the virtual premiere of the feature-length documentary The Revolution They Remember on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 7–9:30 p.m. View the trailer here!

Registration is required. Click here for more information about the film and to register for the premiere.
August Wilson writing

The August Wilson Archive

We are thrilled to announce we have acquired the archive of the late playwright and Pittsburgh native son August Wilson, best known for his unprecedented American Century Cycle —ten plays that convey the Black experience in each decade of the 20th century. All ten of the plays have had Broadway productions and two earned Wilson the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. For more info visit here.
Horror Studies - Archives of the dead

Horror Studies - Archives of the dead

A conversation with Dan Kraus about his posthumous collaboration with George A. Romero and the treasures from the zombie maestro’s archive. - October 13, 2020 – 7p.m. Registration 

Undergrads: Apply to be an Archival Scholar!

You can receive a $1,000 stipend to develop an independent research project using our Archives & Special Collections. Click here to learn more about the Archival Scholars Research Awards and apply by October 26!

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