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Friday, October 4 • 11:00pm - Saturday, October 5 •12:00am
Supernatural Horror and the Influence of Lovecraft

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How has the writing of H.P. Lovecraft influenced contemporary horror fiction and film? What makes the "cosmic horrors" of Lovecraft so much more frightening, at least for some, than the ghosts, vampires, and zombies that dominate contemporary horror? What constitutes genuinely Lovecraftian horror? Why are so many direct film adaptations of Lovecraft's work so awful (in more ways than one)?

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Jason Bourget

Instructor, Douglas College
Currently I'm an instructor in the English Department at Douglas College, where I teach courses on science fiction, horror and weird fiction. My research focuses specifically on how political beliefs inform representations of masculinity in late twentieth-century science fiction (especially in the work of Heinlein, Dick and Le Guin). I'm also a horror fan more generally, with a particular interest in the supernatural horror of writers such as... Read More →

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Julie McGalliard

Julie McGalliard is a writer and occasional cartoonist. Her first novel, Waking Up Naked in Strange Places, was released in 2015.

Friday October 4, 2013 11:00pm - Saturday October 5, 2013 12:00am
Room 03: Medium Programming (The Armstrong) 2nd Floor

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