Magical White Privilege in Lovecraft Country

The 19th-Century American Literary Roots of Magical White Privilege in HBO’s “Lovecraft Country”

by Chuck Caruso, PH.D.

On this page you can watch a recording of Chuck Caruso’s paper, ‘The 19th-Century American Literary Roots of Magical White Privilege in HBO’s “Lovecraft Country”‘ presented at Cults, Cthulus, and Klansmen: The (Hi)stories within Lovecraft Country. Below you will also find copies of Caruso’s slides, and you can view a pdf version of the slides here.

 A 19th-century Americanist and Poe scholar, Chuck Caruso, Ph.D., teaches English and creative writing at the Seattle Colleges. He is one of the featured academics in the PBS documentary “Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive” (2017). His debut crime novel, The Lawn Job (Cloud Lodge, 2017) won the Independent Publisher Book Award for Best Regional Fiction. His short fiction has appeared online, been published in a variety of print magazines and anthologies, and collected in The Meaning of Blood and Other Tales of Perversity (Cloud Lodge, 2018)

Presentation Slides:

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