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The New Black Gothic & Lovecraft Country with Sheri-Marie Harrison

The New Black Gothic & Lovecraft Country with Sheri-Marie Harrison

Update: 2020-11-11
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The Gothic has been, since Mark Twain's time, a popular way for artists to reckon with the life and afterlife of American slavery. But only recently has a Gothic tradition emerged which places black protagonists and black perspectives at its center. The recent HBO series, Lovecraft Country, is exemplary of what Sheri-Marie Harrison has dubbed New Black Gothic. In this episode she talks about the show and the artistic movement it is a part of.

Show Bibliography:

"The New Black Gothic" (LA Review of Books, 2018)
https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/new-black-gothic/

"Global Horror: An Introduction" (Post45, 2019)
https://post45.org/2019/04/global-horror-an-introduction/

"I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: An Ode To An Audiobook" (Post45, 2020)
http://post45.org/2020/08/ill-sleep-when-im-dead-an-ode-to-the-audiobook/

"Marlon James & The Metafiction of the New Black Gothic" (Journal of West Indian Literature, 2018)
https://www.jwilonline.org/downloads/vol-26-no-2-november-2018/
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The New Black Gothic & Lovecraft Country with Sheri-Marie Harrison

The New Black Gothic & Lovecraft Country with Sheri-Marie Harrison