What Is a Western? Outstanding Book Award Lecture

Autry Curator Josh Garrett-Davis accepts the “Outstanding Book Award” for his book What Is a Western? Region, Genre, Imagination, from the Center for the Study of the American West (CSAW) at West Texas A&M University. He speaks about various topics in the book—Joan Didion, sci-fi Westerns, and heavy metal among them—as well as his multi-sided view of Westerns. 

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2020 CSAW Book Award Winner Virtual Reception and Lecture: What is a Western?

Interested in learning more about the films and ideas discussed in the program?

To Read: 

Josh Garrett-Davis, What Is a Western? Region, Genre, Imagination (University of Oklahoma Press, 2019) 

M12 Studio, The Center Pivot Library (Last Chance Press and Jap Sam Books, 2018) 

To Watch and Listen: 

The Frisco Kid (1979) 

The Highwaymen, “American Remains” and “Silver Stallion