March 17th, 2015

Lovecraftian

The stars are right!

Thanks to everyone who helped make SofaCON 2 a most amazing experience. I had an absolutely brilliant time with my fellow Sofanauts.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all who celebrate!

And now, my friends, the stars are right for announcing my online summer course for Mythgard Institute:
"'Literary Copernicus': The Cosmic Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft"


In tales such as “The Call of Cthulhu” and At the Mountains of Madness, H.P. Lovecraft – the disciple of Poe and the champion of the Weird – pioneered a new kind of fiction. Fueled by an astronomer’s insights and an antiquarian’s aesthetic, Lovecraft turned his readers’ focus “from man and his little world and his gods, to the stars and the black and unplumbed gulfs of intergalactic space,” leading author and critic Fritz Leiber, Jr. to dub him “A Literary Copernicus.” More than seventy-five years after Lovecraft’s death, his path-breaking work is more popular and influential than ever. Join me as I explore Lovecraft’s stories and the meaning behind them, the shared universe of his mythos, and the lasting impact of his cosmic vision on the contemporary landscapes of literature and popular culture.

Registration is open! More information is here.

The class promo is here.