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Lovecraft in the 21st Century
Dead, But Still Dreaming

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ISBN 9780367713041
December 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
320 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Lovecraft in the 21st Century assembles reflections from a wide range of perspectives on the significance of Lovecraft’s influence in contemporary times. Building on a focus centered on the anthropocene, adaptation, and visual media, the chapters in this collection focus on the following lines:

  • Adaptation of Lovecraft’s legacy in theater, television, film, graphic narratives, and game artwork
  • The connection between the writer’s legacy and his life
  • Considering capitalism, the posthuman, and the Anthropocene when reading Lovecraft
  • How contemporary authors have worked through the implicit racial and sexual politics in Lovecraft’s fiction.
  • Reading Lovecraft’s fiction in light of contemporary approaches to gender and sexuality

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Antonio Alcala Gonzalez and Carl H. Sederholm

  3. Lovecraft and the Stage: A Recent (Re)Discovery
  4. Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.

  5. Lovecraftian Landscapes and Cosmic Horror in HBO’s True Detective (2014)
  6. Elisabete Lopes

  7. An Uncanny Absence: Lovecraft in Brazilian cinema, 1975-2016
  8. Lúcio Reis Filho and Sheila Schvarzman

  9. The Masks of E’ch-Pi-El: Interpreting the Life and Work of H. P. Lovecraft
  10. John Glover

  11. "It’s like a maze you can’t see": Comics Cryptomimesis of Lovecraft and the Lovecraftian in Alan Moore’s Neonomicon (2004-2005) and Providence (2015-2017)
  12. Stuart L. Lindsay

  13. Man or Cartoon: H.P. Lovecraft as a Comics Character
  14. Tom Shapira

  15. Drawing the Unknowable - Lovecraft’s Cosmic Horror in Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone
  16. Suzanne Albary and Richard Albary

  17. Nuclear Inhumanities: H. P. Lovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space" and the Dread of Contamination
  18. Ian Fetters

  19. An Eldritch Crisis: Capitalist Paradigms in the Cthulhu Mythos
  20. Daniel Doncel

  21. Lovecraft’s Viral Networks: A Contaminated Ethics for the Chthulucene
  22. Natasha Rebry Coulthard

  23. "It Was the Vegetation": Ecophobia and Monstrous Wilderness in The Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft
  24. Fredrik Blanc

  25. Nautical Horror and the Anthropocene: Lovecraftian Monsters in William Eubank’s Underwater
  26. Antonio Alcala Gonzalez

  27. Racial (in)visibility, cosmic indifference: Reimagining H. P. Lovecraft’s legacy in Victor LaValle’s The Ballad of Black Tom (2016)
  28. Kathleen Hudson

  29. Finding "Something and Not Nothing:" Women of Color Repurposing Lovecraft in the Posthuman 21st Century
  30. Loren Barbour

  31. The Crawling Chaos: H. P. Lovecraft, Closed Gothic Spaces and "Dungeon Crawler" Videogames
  32. Kevin Corstorphine and Matt Crofts

  33. Dreaming in Layers: Lovecraftian Storyworlds in Interactive Media
  34. Eoin Murray

  35. "Bringing … Uncertain Geographies Under … Control"? Exploring the Lovecraftian ‘Walking Simulator’
  36. David Simmons

  37. Queering Cthulhu: Reclaiming Lovecraft’s Monstrous Others
  38. Nowell Marshall

  39. Weird Bedfellows: H. P. Lovecraft, M/M Romance, and the New Queer Families of Jordan L. Hawk’s Whyborne & Griffin Series
  40. Brian Johnson

  41. Lovecraft, Hauntology, and the Rhetoric of Unthinkability
  42. Michael Cerliano

  43. Falling into the Void: "Nyarlathotep"

Carl H. Sederholm

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Antonio Alcala Gonzalez is founder of the International Gothic Literature Congress, and chair of the Humanities Department at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico City. 

Carl H. Sederholm is professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities at Brigham Young University and chair of the Department of Comparative Arts and Letters.