Lovecraft and Kafka
Panel discussion with Fufu Frauenwahl (moderator), Cody Goodfellow, Adam Scott Glancy
H.P. Lovecraft and Franz Kafka - what do they have in common, apart from there being adjectives derived of their last names? One was a modernist, the other a pulp writer, and while they were contemporaries, they most certainly never heard from each other. But could it be that they both created subgenres of the fantastic tale which in some ways parallel or even compliment each other? The fact that, while both died practically unknown, today their names like no others stand for a specific horrific aspect of the modern human condition should at the very least merit a discussion about what unites them, what separates them, and what makes them unique - which is what we’re gonna do on this panel.
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