More mainstream academic conferences where one might crowbar in a paper on Lovecraft…

* Company of Wolves: Sociality, Animality and Subjectivity in Literary and Cultural Narratives — Werewolves, Shapeshifters and Feral Humans. 2015, probably in the UK.

Lovecraft talked of doing a werewolf saga in the 1940s, perhaps inspired by what Munn had by then done with the idea, but didn’t live to explore the possibility. I guess a paper on his shape-changing protean shoggoths would best fit in here. Or perhaps a historical paper mapping his ideas of human degeneration and generational mutability back onto to the dysgenic science of his time.

* Fandom and Religion: an international, inter-disciplinary conference. 2015 at the University of Leicester in the East Midlands, UK…

“Has fandom replaced or become a form of religion? What can the study of religion learn from explorations of fandom?”

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