Panel: How To Read Lovecraft When Black Lives Matter

Available time: 
Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 10:00am to Monday, October 5, 2020 - 6:00pm

Lovecraft Country has hit a nerve with millions of viewers, and there has been a good deal of press coverage on contemporary responses to Lovecraft’s racism, as expressed in his letters and his published work. Why should we continue to read the work of a man whose personal views are so repugnant? Can “Lovecraftian” fiction teach us how to deal with the “Other”?

Panelists Danielle Trussoni, Nisi Shawl, Matt Ruff, Sheree Renée Thomas, moderated by Leslie S. Klinger.