Monica Cure on the power of the postcard

Interview in The Hedgehog and the Fox.

Picturing the Postcard (Monica Cure)Monica Cure’s new book, Picturing the PostcardA New Media Crisis at the Turn of the Century, (published by Minnesota University Press) is a thoroughly absorbing exploration of the many ways in which postcards were a surprisingly disruptive new means of communication in the late nineteenth century, and continued to make waves for decades more, as a cultural and even political force. Postcards brought their disruptive power to fiction. They also played a grim part in recording lynchings in southern US states, as you’ll hear in the programme, and they had a role in the history of colonialism.


Listen to the interview.

Published in: The Hedgehog & the Fox