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Lairs of Cthulhu: The Hollywood Years

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H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos conjures images of strange pre-human ruins. In fact, the author was keenly interested in archaeology and ancient history, and used these to create specific dramatic effects in his work.

 

Here James Holloway explores archaeological ideas in the Cthulhu Mythos as reformulated in films, games and comics issued since the author's death.

 

This lecture builds on ideas from the now-famed 2009 Treadwells lecture.

 

Archaeologist and Lovecraft buff Dr. James Holloway studied archaeology at Cambridge University, where he received his doctorate, and returns to Treadwells to speak on HPL once more.

 

Recorded 30th September, 2013 at Treadwells Book Shop, London.




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