A Weird Modernist Archive: Pulp Fiction, Pseudobiblia, H. P. Lovecraft

  title={A Weird Modernist Archive: Pulp Fiction, Pseudobiblia, H. P. Lovecraft},
  author={Leif Sorensen},
  pages={501 - 522}

Weird Tales and Pulp Decadence

Here Machin turns to what is regarded as both the culmination of the ‘high phase’ of weird fiction, and one of its definitive iterations: the 1920s and 1930s run of Weird Tales magazine. He

The weird: a dis/orientation

ABSTRACT This essay attempts to explore the recent resurgence of interest in ‘weird fiction’ from Arthur Machen in the 1890s via H. P. Lovecraft in the 1920s to the rise of the New Weird in 2003 and

Introduction: Old and New Weird

The introduction to this special issue proposes a three-stage periodization for the development of weird fiction, the unstable hybrid of horror, science fiction, and fantasy most often associated

From Experiment to Epidemic: Embodiment in the Decadent Modernism of Arthur Machen’s “The Great God Pan” and “The Inmost Light”

In Arthur Machen’s Decadent horrors “The Great God Pan” and “The Inmost Light,” contagion becomes a modern form of transformation that upends Cartesian dualism. Drawing on theories of embodied

Prosthetic Pasts: H. P. Lovecraft and the Weird Politics of History

This article reads Lovecraft’s weird fiction in relation to his historically-minded eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century precursors. In Lovecraft’s essay ‘Supernatural Horror in Literature’

Full Spectrum Offense: Savoy's Reverbstorm and the Weirding of Modernity

The “Old Weird,” weird fiction written between 1890 and 1940, was often reactionary and in the figure of H. P. Lovecraft, racist. Contemporary New Weird writing is characterized by a contrasting

The Extinction Romance



Modernism and the Locations of Literary Heritage

Introduction Part I. Heritage: 1. English originals: literary heritage in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries 2. Reading in place: the subjects of literary geography 3. Making it newly old:

Black & White & Noir: America's Pulp Modernism

Preface and AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: On Pulp ModernismPart 1. Black: Rooms and Rage 1. Already Framed: Esther Bubley Invents Noir2. Domestic Labor: Film Noir, Proletarian Literature and Black

Selected Prose Of T. S. Eliot

Thirty-one essays-categorized as essays in generalization, appreciations of individual authors, and social and religious criticism- written over a half century. This volume reveals Eliot's original

Mimesis and Alterity: A Particular History of the Senses

In his most ambitious and accomplished work to date, Michael Taussig undertakes a history of mimesis, the practice of imitation, and its relation to alterity, the opposition of Self and Other.