There is little doubt as to the importance that H.P. Lovecraft has played in the development of American horror. Additionally, the pulp magazine Weird Tales, which published much of Lovecraft's fiction, is consistently recognized as a seminal publication for eerie and horrific texts. With these two givens in mind, we are looking for paper proposals that explore the way that Lovecraft and/or Weird Tales helped construct the American horror canon or the American horrific aesthetic. Papers will be presented at the College of St. Joseph's popular culture conference, held April 12-13th, 2013.
Potential paper topics [this list should not be seen as limiting]: