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The Age of Lovecraft


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Table of Contents

Foreword: Lovecraft Appreciated
Ramsey Campbell
Introduction: Lovecraft Rising
Carl H. Sederholm and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
1. "Ghoulish Dialogues": H. P. Lovecraft's Weird Geographies
James Kneale
2. Lovecraft's Things: Sinister Souvenirs from Other Worlds
Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
3. Hyper-Cacophony: Lovecraft, Speculative Realism, and Sonic Materialism
Isabella van Elferen
4. Prehistories of Posthumanism: Cosmic Indifferentism, Alien Genesis, and Ecology from H. P. Lovecraft to Ridley Scott
Brian Johnson
5. Race, Species, and Others: H. P. Lovecraft and the Animal
Jed Mayer
6. H. P. Lovecraft's Reluctant Sexuality: Abjection and the Monstrous Feminine in "The Dunwich Horror"
Carl H. Sederholm
7. H. P. Lovecraft and Real Person Fiction: The Pulp Author as Subcultural Avatar
David Simmons
8. A Polychrome Study: Neil Gaiman's "A Study in Emerald" and Lovecraft's Literary Afterlives
Jessica George
9. Lovecraft: Suspicion, Pattern Recognition, Paranoia
David Punter
10. Lovecraft's Cosmic Ethics
Patricia MacCormack
11. Lovecraft, Witch Cults, and Philosophers
W. Scott Poole
Interview with China Mieville
Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

About the Author

Carl H. Sederholm is associate professor of interdisciplinary humanities at Brigham Young University. He is the coauthor of Poe, "The House of Usher," and the American Gothic and the coeditor of Adapting Poe: Re-Imaginings in Popular Culture. Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock is professor of English at Central Michigan University. He has edited three volumes of Lovecraft's fiction.Ramsey Campbell is one of the world's most honored horror writers. He has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association, a Living Legend Award from the International Horror Guild, and a Grand Master Award from the World Horror Convention.China Mieville is a fantasy fiction author, comic writer, and academic. His books include Perdido Street Station, The City & the City, and Kraken. His works have won the Hugo, the British Science Fiction Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the World Fantasy Award.


"The scholarship throughout is sharp, current, and often makes use of one of the greatest strengths of Lovecraft study: his abundant published correspondence."-Publishers Weekly"An excellent read for the committed Lovecraft scholar."-Fortean Times"[An] excellent collection of scholarly essays."-PopMatters"Lovecraft's many and deep flaws are almost beside the point - he was a writer who achieved importance by saying one or two things memorably and very clearly. This is why Lovecraft is an important figure not only in popular culture but in other disciplines as well."-Times Literary Supplement"Highly recommended."-CHOICE"Sederholm and Weistock perform an exemplary balancing act in neither dodging the controversies surrounding Lovecraft's grotesque racism nor granting that the issue diminishes the legitimacy of scholarly interest in the author or his work. Lovecraft scholars will find much of interest here, but so too will anyone wanting further insight into the ongoing cultural resonances of various (and often noxious) early twentieth-century neuroses."-Paradoxa"A welcome addition to the growing body of scholarship focused on Lovecraft."-Los Angeles Review of Books"A total success."-Journal of Popular Culture

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