Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies-NYC Presents New Lovecraftian Discussion Panel

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – NYC presents: The Shadow Over Lovecraft: Interrogating H.P. Lovecraft’s Racism. This Town Hall-style discussion will include panel members Matt Ruff, Peter Cannon, Rodney Perkins, Ruthanna Emrys, and Victor LaValle. The institute is named after the fictional University that appears throughout the work of early 20th century horror writer H.P. Lovecraft.

From the Press Release:

Often held as Lovecraft’s most racist horror story, The Horror at Red Hook, was addressed, revised and reclaimed by writer Victor LaValle in his brilliant, multiple award-winning novella, The Ballad of Black Tom, in 2016, which reconfigures the perspective of the story to that of African American protagonist Charles Thomas Tester, which Locus magazine praised for “co-opting Lovecraft’s epic-scale paranoia into the service of a trickster tale.”

The same year saw the release of Matt Ruff’s novel, Lovecraft Country – currently in production as an HBO series with Jordan Peele and JJ Abrams – which similarly explores issues of race in Lovecraft’s work through its tale of an African American science fiction fan named Atticus Turner, traversing through New England during the heyday of the Jim Crow laws in search of his missing father.

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – NYC – The Shadow Over Lovecraft: Interrogating H.P. Lovecraft’s Racism

Date: April 16th 2019

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Venue: Film Noir Cinema

Address: 122 Meserole, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Prices: $12 advance / $15 on the door / $50 Full semester pass

Will you be attending this new Lovecraftian panel at Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies? Let us know what you learn in the comments!

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