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The age of Lovecraft

Carl H. Sederholm and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, editors ; foreword by Ramsey Campbell ; afterword: interview with China Miéville

University of Minnesota Press, c2016

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Includes bibliographical references and index

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内容説明

Co-winner, Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection in Popular Culture and American Culture Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the American author of "weird tales" who died in 1937 impoverished and relatively unknown, has become a twenty-first-century star, cropping up in places both anticipated and unexpected. Authors, filmmakers, and shapers of popular culture like Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and Guillermo del Toro acknowledge his influence; his fiction is key to the work of posthuman philosophers and cultural critics such as Graham Harman and Eugene Thacker; and Lovecraft's creations have achieved unprecedented cultural ubiquity, even showing up on the animated program South Park. The Age of Lovecraft is the first sustained analysis of Lovecraft in relation to twenty-first-century critical theory and culture, delving into troubling aspects of his thought and writings. With contributions from scholars including Gothic expert David Punter, historian W. Scott Poole, musicologist Isabella van Elferen, and philosopher of the posthuman Patricia MacCormack, this wide-ranging volume brings together thinkers from an array of disciplines to consider Lovecraft's contemporary cultural presence and its implications. Bookended by a preface from horror fiction luminary Ramsey Campbell and an extended interview with the central author of the New Weird, China Mieville, the collection addresses the question of "why Lovecraft, why now?" through a variety of approaches and angles. A must for scholars, students, and theoretically inclined readers interested in Lovecraft, popular culture, and intellectual trends, The Age of Lovecraft offers the most thorough examination of Lovecraft's place in contemporary philosophy and critical theory to date as it seeks to shed light on the larger phenomenon of the dominance of weird fiction in the twenty-first century. Contributors: Jessica George; Brian Johnson, Carleton U; James Kneale, U College London; Patricia MacCormack, Anglia Ruskin U, Cambridge; Jed Mayer, SUNY New Paltz; China Mieville, Warwick U; W. Scott Poole, College of Charleston; David Punter, U of Bristol; David Simmons, Northampton U; Isabella van Elferen, Kingston U London.

目次

Contents Foreword: Lovecraft Appreciated Ramsey Campbell Acknowledgments 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 Contributors Index

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